ROV Video Outline Annotation—MDUC
Project Manager: Nancy Jacobson-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”.Video Lab staff members will be 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.
In 2004 the Video Lab will implement a video annotation quality control program to assist in keeping the annotations up to date. The project will consist of setting up consistent monitoring and updating processes and completing an extensive initial review and correction sweep through the data.