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Remotely Operated Vehicles for use in marine benthic monitoring - Marine Monitoring Platform Guidelines No.1 2018

Marine JNCC Publications 2517-7605 Evidence Guidance Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring ROV

Abstract

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.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018·07·03

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

Lineage
The Marine Monitoring Platform Guidelines form part of JNCC’s commitment to providing expert advice in the field of marine biological monitoring methods and applications.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access None

Use constraints None

Metadata date 2019·06·28

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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