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#1 ColinMunro

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:56 AM

Hi all

I'm currently in the process of updating a chapter on scientific diving techniiques for an academic book on marine survey methods. It was last written 4-5 years ago so i'm aware there will be new developments in that time, many of which will have escaped me. Nowhere will that be more true than in the world of underwater imaging. Now I know that the wetpixel community contains a great diversity of expertise and experience, so I'm hoping to draw on some of that knowledge. I'm specifically looking for links or info about new survey techniques being used, new technology and equipment being adopted for scientific work (rebreathers, HUDs, communications, new diver-operated sampling devices etc), new uses of underwater imaging, especially HD systems. Links to published papers are especially useful.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:27 PM

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:01 AM

Check out the aaus.org


Thanks Tom

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:22 AM

Hi Colin,

You're probably already aware, but digital video is now being used quite successfully for fixed transects in coral areas to monitor changes in substrate cover- e.g.
http://www.aims.gov....benthic-surveys

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:04 AM

Hi Colin,

You're probably already aware, but digital video is now being used quite successfully for fixed transects in coral areas to monitor changes in substrate cover- e.g.
http://www.aims.gov....benthic-surveys

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Hi fergus

I am, and aware that AIMS have being doing a lot in this area, but of course things have moved on a lot in the past five years, with equipment changing from analogue>SD>HD. So its good to get links to recent studies.

Cheers

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:00 PM

Hi all

I'm currently in the process of updating a chapter on scientific diving techniiques for an academic book on marine survey methods. It was last written 4-5 years ago so i'm aware there will be new developments in that time, many of which will have escaped me. Nowhere will that be more true than in the world of underwater imaging. Now I know that the wetpixel community contains a great diversity of expertise and experience, so I'm hoping to draw on some of that knowledge. I'm specifically looking for links or info about new survey techniques being used, new technology and equipment being adopted for scientific work (rebreathers, HUDs, communications, new diver-operated sampling devices etc), new uses of underwater imaging, especially HD systems. Links to published papers are especially useful.

Thanks in advance

Colin

http://www.nova.edu/...iles/m16-05.pdf
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