Remote Monitoring Underwater Surveillance System

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Project Type: 
Education
Year: 
1998

Students Involved:

Susan Krull Vester UNH - Department of Biological Sciences
Jeffrey Pennell UNH - Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisors:

Winsor Watson UNH - Department of Biological Sciences
Steven Jury Bates College
Abstract: 

Traditional methods for measuring the density of mobile benthic marine animals have proven to be less than satisfactory (inaccurate, biased, etc.). There is clearly a need for a more efficient way of assessing the abundance and recording the behavior of benthic marine organisms. This need prompted the development of a remote monitoring underwater surveillance system. This system is composed of a framework that supports an underwater video camera, a surface transmitter, a buoy system and a shore-based receiver/recording setup. Preliminary testing has shown it to be a convenient, economical and practical method for monitoring the benthic environment.

Publications

Available from the National Sea Grant Library (use NHU number to search) or NH Sea Grant

Report

  • Remote Monitoring Underwater Surveillance System (Re.M.U.S.S) (1998). Susan Krull Vester and Jeffrey Pennell. Advisors: Winsor Watson and Steven Jury.