ROV Kiel6000: Hands and eyes at the bottom of the ocean

Devey, Colin (2008) ROV Kiel6000: Hands and eyes at the bottom of the ocean IFM-GEOMAR Annual Report, 2007 . pp. 39-40.

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The year 2007 saw IFM-GEOMAR take delivery of its first Remotely Operated Vehicle (“ROV”), fully financed by the State of Schleswig –Holstein to the tune of 4,7 Million Euro. For that price tag you get 5 containers containing
about 50 tonnes of equipment which is all you need to send television cameras, remotely-controlled arms and a host of user-built sampling devices and experiments to the bottom of the ocean, down to 6 km depth. The vehicle
which makes the dive is connected to the surface ship via a cable which transmits up to 60 kilowatts of power and transports, in three glass fibres, information between the vehicle and the control van on the ship. The vehicle
is equipped with both high-definition (HDTV) and standard video cameras mounted on pan-and-tilt heads (and over 4 kilowatts of lighting) transmitting in real-time to the surface vessel.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: ROV Kiel6000, Remotley Operated Vehicle, Meeresboden, ocean floor
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 07:06
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 07:06

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