University of North Carolina at Wilmington National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NURC's AUVs
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Stern view of M/V Liberty Star, support ship for 2006 cruise operated by United Space Alliance. Credit: T. Novakowski.
Back deck of M/V Liberty Star, support ship for 2006 cruise operated by United Space Alliance. Credit: T. Novakowski.
NURC Phantom S2 ROV on deck gets pre-dive checkout. Credit: T. Novakowski.
Scientists monitor ROV video during 2005 ROV dive in Oculina HAPC. Credit: T. Novakowski.
Eagle Ray AUV during dedication in 2006. Credit: J. Moncrief, UNCW.
Quester Tangent MultiView seafloor classification map of Chapman’s reef. Credit. A. Maness, UNCW.
3D colored, shaded bathymetry of Chapmans Reef, from 2005 survey done with multibeam sonar from R/V Cape Fear by Seafloor Systems, Inc. Credit: A. Maness.
Black coral on ledge in Oculina Bank HAPC, image capture from 2005 ROV video. Credit: T. Novakowski.
Close up of oculina coral on Chapman’s Reef, image capture from 2005 ROV video. Credit: A. Maness, UNCW.
Oculina coral colony on Chapman’s Reef, image capture from 2005 ROV video. Credit: A. Maness, UNCW.
Close-up of coral rubble in Oculina Bank HAPC, image capture from 2005 ROV video. Credit: T. Novakowski.
Coral rubble bed near Chapman’s Reef in Oculina Bank HAPC, image capture from 2005 ROV video. Credit: T. Novakowski.
Young snowy grouper on ledge in Oculina Bank HAPC, image capture from 2005 ROV video. Credit: T. Novakowski.
The crew prepares the Eagle Ray AUV for another deployment, Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Credit: Aaron Alexander
Glenn Taylor extends the Eagle Ray AUV out over the water using the Launch and Recovery System (LARS), Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Credit: Aaron Alexander
The Eagle Ray AUV is released from the Launch and Recovery System (LARS) to begin mapping the Oculina Experimental Closed Area, Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Credit: Aaron Alexander
Jeff Williams operates the Eagle Ray AUV remotely after the launch, Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Credit: Marta Ribera
Amanda Maness and Steve Brodet process the data retrieved from the Eagle Ray AUV, Wednesday, October 11, 2006. Credit: Aaron Alexander
The pop-up buoy being retrieved during AUV recovery, Thursday, October 12, 2006. Credit: Aaron Alexander
The pop-up buoy line must be retrieved in order to pull the AUV back on deck during recovery, Thursday, October 12, 2006. Credit: Aaron Alexander
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