ROV Groundtruthing, Northern Channel Islands, California
Guy Cochrane conducted ROV video groundtruthing on cruise B-1-00-SC from March 20th to 24th.
The operation was part of the data collection for the Nearshore Benthic Habitat mapping project in
cooperation with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS), the National Park Service,
and other National and State agencies. The Triton ROV, built by the Santa Clara University Extreme
Environment Mechanisms Lab (SCREEM), was used. Santa Clara University Mechanical Engineering
students operated the ROV on this cruise. The West Coast and Polar Regions Underwater Research
Center provided funding for the ROV construction and operation in the Channel Islands. The CINMS
R/V Ballena was used for the ROV and sidescan acquisition in the project.
Above: The Santa Clara University Triton ROV being deployed from the CINMS
R/V Ballena off Santa Cruz Island, California.
in this issue:
Puerto Rico OBS Study
Gulf of Mexico Shelf-Edge Habitats
Barataria Barrier-Shoreline Study
Menlo Park Open House
Dress for Success
Nat'l Weather Service Open House
New England Coastal Issues
Coral Reef Studies
South Florida Restoration
Florida Keys Field Course
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