With its compact frame, the reefRover seamlessly integrates into both research and recreational dive boat environments.
Cameras on the reefRover are mounted on gimbals to ensure images captured are consistently parallel to the sea floor.
Ultrasonic distance sensing enables the reefRover to swim at a fixed distance above the seabed and obtain high-grade images with known scales.
An autopilot adapted for underwater use enables the reefRover to scan autonomously within a pre-planned perimeter.
reefRover: Marine science, crowdsourced.
Water covers nearly three quarters of the Earth's surface. As with other natural resources, we need to be mindful custodians and seek to better understand our vast, life-giving oceans and seas. Underwater ecosystems are home to extraordinary populations of organisms, including coral reefs, yet many inhabitants are not fully understood, discovered or accounted for. The reefRover provides researchers and citizen scientists with the opportunity to collaboratively collect data and reliably map, explore, and study marine habitats. With a standardized tool in the hands of enthusiastic community contributors, the volume of high-quality data collected can increase by orders of magnitude, and the hope is that you will be part of generating the data that brings answers to big questions within reach.
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