Deep-water habitat mapping and ecosystems

Research Area: Deep-water habitat mapping and ecosystems

NOC has a long-standing experience in deep-water habitat mapping at a variety of scales and resolutions, ranging from basin-wide surveys to detailed local AUV and ROV-based surveys. We have world-class in house ROV (Isis) and AUV (Autosub6000) technology and expertise. We are experienced in the acquisition of acoustic data such as multibeam bathymetry, sidescan sonar or interferometric sonar data, its processing (with in-house developed software and with a wide range of commercially available packages), integration with industry-standard GIS packages, and detailed science-based interpretation. NOC is also home to the largest group of deep-sea biologists to be found in any single institution.

Contact Name: 
Russ Wynn, Veerle Huvenne