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Come Watch as NOAA Tests it’s Newest Underwater Vehicle

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For the next 2 weeks the Okeanos Explorer will be off the coast of Virginia testing the a new ROV, as of now unnamed.  There’s still a lot of work left to do but it’s an exciting time for those who are part of the build project.  It’s an engineering cruise so there is no set dive schedule like in cruises past but if you want to see what’s happening you can take a look at the live feed from the Okeanos on NOAA’s OceanExplorer website.  If you’re one of those that like to fast-foward to the chase scene, you may want to follow the @OkeanosExplorer Twitter feed.   I will try to tweet just prior to each launch/recovery or whenever something cool happens.  The cruise lasts until June 6th, enjoy!

– Webb

Development and First Use of OER’s Mobile Telepresence Unit

broadcasting satelliteThis post is a rework of a poster I worked on for the 2012 UNOLS RVTEC meeting. It’s about the development of a fly-away system that allows video from remote underwater vehicles combined with audio from onboard scientists to be streamed live over the internet.  It is a very exciting technology that is changing the way ocean science is conducted and empowering public audiences to witness discoveries as they unfold.  A few years back I was the project lead for the development of the telepresence system installed aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.  While that system was very expensive, very large and coupled to the one ship, technology has brought the size and expense of such systems that minimal version can be installed on almost any oceanographic research vessel with a satellite antenna. Continue reading

A Hybrid Approach To Data Acquisition and Management

docStackFilesThis post is a rework of a poster I worked on for the 2012 UNOLS RVTEC meeting. It’s about the development of a ship-wide data collection and management system.  It’s a system that is proving extremely helpful aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and will hopefully help the R/V Falkor operated by the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) which recently received the full Okeanos-style data management treatment.  For anyone who’s been following OceanDataRat for a while, you’ll probably recognize a lot of what you’ll see below from previous posts. Continue reading

Dashboard Interface for Oceanographic Vessel Datasets

2010-Porsche-911-Targa-4S-gauge-cluster-465x236This post is a rework of a poster I worked on for the 2012 UNOLS RVTEC meeting. It’s about the development of a dashboard-style interface that helps scientists and technicians  monitoring sensor health and manage data collection aboard oceanographic research vessels.  It’s a system that is proving extremely helpful aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and will hopefully help the R/V Falkor operated by the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) which recently received the full Okeanos-style data management treatment.

With the permission of OER, I have posted a working demo of the dashboard based on data collected from EX1206.

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