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Halmos Researchers Deploy Open ROV off Fort Lauderdale

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On July 18, 2018, Halmos faculty member Paul Arena, Ph.D. and master’s student Louis-Pierre Rich partnered with the International SeaKeepers Society Rich to deploy an Open ROV from the DISCOVERY Yacht Shredder. Open ROV’s (Remotely Operated Vehicles) are a low-cost telerobotic submarine/underwater drone built with the goal of making underwater exploration and education affordable.

The aim is to provide information on the fish communities that utilize relatively unknown and unexplored deep water habitats.  The depth of these habitats limits SCUBA surveys, so the Open ROV can be utilized to create video surveys. The first pilot surveys and testing of the Open ROV 2.8 unit took place over the course of just a few hours located just off the Fort Lauderdale area.

The International SeaKeepers Society promotes oceanographic research, conservation, and education through direct involvement with the yachting community. SeaKeepers enables the yachting community to take full advantage of their unique potential to advance marine sciences and to raise awareness about global ocean issues. http://www.seakeepers.org/

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