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Providing new insights on AUV use to census mobile fauna
This story entered on 29th Feb, 2008 12:11:35 PM PST

Dr. Peter J. Auster, Science Director at NURP’s North Atlantic and Great Lakes Center at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point recently published a paper on the use of AUVs to Census Mobile Faunau in the Marine Technology Society Journal. The focus of his paper was how configuration of still and video camera systems on AUVs effect the ability to census mobile fauna in terms of measuring diversity and abundance. Findings indicate traditional downlooking or vertically mounted cameras and lighting have limitations caused by avoidance and that AUV designs should accommodate forward or side looking cameras and lighting to support improved detection of mobile animals.


Auster, P.J., J. Lindholm, M. Plourde, K. Barber and H. Singh. 2007. Camera configuration and use of AUVs to census mobile fauna. Marine Technology Society Journal 41(4): 49-52.


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