SQUID-5 on the NOAA R/V Rachel Carson

Scientific equipment on two yellow pontoons sits on the back deck of a research vessel

Detailed Description

The SQUID-5 on the back deck of the NOAA Research Vessel (R/V) Rachel Carson in the Florida Keys.

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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Location Taken: US