In recent weeks I’ve had a fair amount of time to work on OpenVDMv2 but was running out of ideas on how to make it better meet the needs of marine techs… so I asked some marine techs and got some great ideas!
It’s that glorious time of year again! Next week is the 2014 RVTEC conference. This year the conference will be held at the Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, OR. This year it’s going to be even better since it’s being combined with the 2014 INMARTECH meeting… basically the international version of RVTEC. So excited!
This 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 →