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ROV video outline annotation
Project Manager: Nancy Jacobsen Stout
Lead Scientist: Dave Caress

ROV outline video annotation has been designated a core data stream, which means that support for the collection, processing, and archiving of the data is provided on an institutional basis rather than through individual projects or divisional budgets. The primary elements of this ongoing effort include:

  • Outline video annotation of all ROV dives through ITD.
  • Data archiving and dissemination through ITD.
  • Data validation through a Science data "champion".

The ongoing annotation program is expected to operate as in past years, including submission of quarterly progress reports to the MDUC chair and data "champion".

The Video Lab staff members also remain available to participate in research cruises, assisting the science crews and contributing to post-dive data and sample processing. Gaining this exposure to advanced scientific theories and field procedures facilitates improved understanding of the research mission, ultimately enriching the quality of the video-related data.