The VideoRay Pro4 as Remote-Sensing Ground Truth Tool

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The VideoRay Pro4 as Remote-Sensing Ground Truth Tool

Postby scott_bentley » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:49 am

The VideoRay Pro4 as Remote-Sensing Ground Truth Tool

Jeff Snyder, President, SeaVision Underwater Solutions, Inc.
http://www.seavisionmarine.com

ROVs are frequently used to ground truth scientific research projects that utilize remote sensing techniques: sidescan sonars, multibeam bathymetric sonars, sub-bottom profilers, etc. Historically, large inspection-class ROVs and work-class ROVs have proven themselves to be invaluable resources to provide ground-truth information on seafloor conditions in order to supplement these remote sensing surveys. Still photographs, video, and bottom samples (both of live organisms and of sediments) can be collected by ROVs in deep water to help scientists better understand the seafloor and bolster interpretations from their remote-sensing surveys. Advances in the VideoRay Pro4, particularly improvements to underwater positioning and data throughput (capabilities that are offered with the VR Cockpit software), allow users a cost-effective entry into the marketplace demand for research support in water depths less than 1000 feet (300 meters.) SeaVision's Jeff Snyder has experience using large inspection-class ROVs in deepwater research support. More recently, he has been using his VideoRay Pro4 to support his own survey projects as well as the research work of others. This presentation will focus on the configuration, deployment, and operation of the Pro4 for such bottom characterization tasks and how the Pro4 can be integrated into an underwater benthic characterization suite.
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