MBARI tests LISST-HOLO on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV’s)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute tests LISST-HOLO on AUV’s
[Sequoia, June 23, 2011]
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) tested Sequoia’s LISST-HOLO sensor in April 2011, during a coastal oceanography study in Monterey Bay, California. The experiment was part of a project that is advancing ocean observing systems, of which autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are an essential component. MBARI scientist John Ryan obtained stunning images of plankton in the bay, using LISST-HOLO down to depths of 40 m below the surface; an montage of the different types of plankton and particles that were observed with the LISST-HOLO is shown below. More info can be found here.
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Sequoia Scientific, Inc. began operations in February 1995. The company’s main business is to manufacture instrumentation and software for scientific research and environmental monitoring, and carry out academic research. Sequoia is located in Bellevue, Washington, twenty minutes east of downtown Seattle. All research and commercial activities of the company are performed at the Bellevue facility. The LISST-HOLO, a submersible digital holographic camera, is Sequoia’s latest development, shipping since December 2010.