Remotely Operated Vehicles for use in marine benthic monitoring - Marine Monitoring Platform Guidelines No.1
(2018)
Marine Monitoring Platform Guidelines
JNCC
This procedural guideline provides general guidance on the use of ROVs and includes information on equipment, survey planning and general costs of using ROV for surveys and monitoring.
 

Summary

 

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are a powerful tool to survey and monitor benthic habitats and species, especially in depths beyond the range of SCUBA divers. Their manoeuvrability and realtime visualisation (through stills and video) means that operators can use them effectively to investigate the seabed with greater control of observations than would be achieved with towed or drop-down video camera frame.

Providing detailed guidance on all aspects of ROV operations is outside the scope of this document. Useful resources are the ROV manual by Christ and Wernli (2014) and the International Marine Contractor’s Association (IMCA) who provide guidelines for operations.

 
 
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ISSN 2517-7605
 
Please cite as: JNCC, (2018), Remotely Operated Vehicles for use in marine benthic monitoring - Marine Monitoring Platform Guidelines No.1, ISSN 2517-7605