Instruments Discovering the Abyss

This fun video “Instruments Discover a Deep Ocean Adventure” was produced by Christina Ramierz. It gives personalities to cutting edge technologies that are part of the cabled observatory being installed during the VISIONS’14 expedition using the 274′ research ship the R/V Thompson. Key players include the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) ROPOS, the cable laying system ROCLS, seafloor junction boxes that provide power and communication to seafloor instruments, and a variety of sensors that include a digital still camera, bottom pressure-tilt meter, broadband seismometer. We hope this makes you laugh/smile. VISIONS’14 Leg 1.