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Deploying SQUID-5 over Looe Key Reef

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Dave Zawada (left) and Gerry Hatcher prepare to deploy the SQUID-5 off the R/V Sallenger over Looe Key, FL.

The SQUID-5, or a Structure-from-Motion (SfM) Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with 5 cameras is a towed surface vehicle with an onboard Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and 5 downward-looking cameras with overlapping views of the seafloor. This advanced underwater imaging system is specifically designed to allow the construction of high resolution (sub-centimeter) 3D models of the seafloor using SfM techniques.


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