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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Amazing resource - streaming live video research via satellite at sea!

The American research ship Nautilus streams live video feeds from four cameras while it is undertaking research projects. The boat is currently steaming to Gulfport for a crew change before continuing her summer survey and mapping of the sea bed off the west coast of Florida. One of the teams will be looking at the effects of the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill on the habitat.

What makes this ship and its scientific work so different is the live and interactive video link they maintain via the internet. Anyone with internet access can post a question to the scientists on watch and can listen to members of the ship's technical and scientific crew on watch answer their questions live! 

How useful would that be if boats like Cefas Endeavour were able to interact with the fishing industry when carrying out their fisheries survey work?

Join the watch at 8.30 pm tonight and you can join in with a special Q&A with NOAA Sanctuaries' Dr. Billy Causey, who is the lead scientist for their Dry Tortugas cruise. He could have some interesting observations to make given the impending next round of MPAs and sanctuaries being planned for UK waters.

See more at: http://www.nautiluslive.org/#sthash.e2OLHcmA.dpuf

Go to the web site here and ask the guys a question!