ROV video outline annotation—MBARI Data Users Committee
Project Manager: Lonny Lundsten
Lead Scientist: David Caress
ROV outline video annotation is 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 infrastructure effort include:
- Outline video annotation of all ROV dives
- Data archiving and dissemination
- Data validation and scientific use
Video Lab staff members are available to participate in research cruises, assist science crews, and contribute to post-dive data and sample processing. Minor improvements to the Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) continue to improve the ability to create and access more meaningful and useful annotations.