Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ground truthing with ROV

One of the important requirements for any geophysical survey work is to obtain ground truthing of the targets seen in the remote geophysical data. Today we used a mini ROV (remote operated vehicle) to take close-up inspection video images of the seafloor in areas that we mapped with the AUV. Here in this photo we see Andrew Hamilton from UBC at the controls of the Videoray. Strong currents during peak stages of the tide proved to be quite challenging but we still managed to get some great shots at our sites through the day.

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