Dataset description: 2015-062-FA_SeabedImages

Seabed still images (frame grabs) collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Ban
Keywordssea-floor characteristics, field monitoring stations, image collections, marine geology
Data typesPhoto
Amount150 images (9 MB)

Navigation related to the images is available in the data summary dataset of the data release.


Activities and equipment

ActivityEquipmentHow equipment was used
2015-062-FAGoPro cameraSeabed video images were collected using a battery-operated, high-definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) GoPro digital video camera mounted on the USGS SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS). The SEABOSS system actually had two GoPro cameras attached to it - with the second camera mounted a little higher on the frame which only shows a partial view of the seabed. This second camera was used only to observe obstacles, like gill nets and lobster gear, in order to avoid entanglement. Or, in the case of station 4382, provide a backup system if the primary camera failed.