Dataset: IMOS - AUV SIRIUS, CAMPAIGN: BATEMANS BAY, NOVEMBER 2010


Description

AUV Sirius (IMOS Platform code: SIRIUS) was deployed near Batemans Bay in New South Wales, November 2011.

Dives in New South Wales were coordinated around existing BRUVs locations maintained by DECCW and the Batemans' Bay MPA. Broad grids and dense patch surveys were completed at each site, although an issue with the vessel, a fault with the vehicle’s battery and weather meant that not all sites were completed at Port Stephens. We are looking to complete these in early 2011.The 2010/11 period has predominantly been spent establishing benthic reference sites at numerous sites around Australia using the AUV.

The SIRIUS overtook 13 dives and travelled for 36 kms. 79296 stereo pairs images were captured every around each 40cm at an average altitude of 2.2m.

At the conclusion of the trip the dataset included over 1TB of geotiff imagery, multibeam, AUV tracks, 3D textured meshes and hydrographical data (CDOM, Salinity, Temperature, .

The dive reports from this campaign summarise AUV activity during each dive.

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