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Seabed observation & sampling system

January 1, 2001

SEABOSS has proved to be a valuable addition to the USGS data-acquisition and processing field program. It has allowed researchers to collect high-quality images and seabed samples in a timely manner. It is a simple, dependable and trouble-free system with a track record of over 3,000 deployments. When used as part of the USGS seafloor mapping acquisition, processing, and ground-truth program, SEABOSS has been invaluable in providing information quickly and efficiently, with a minimum of downtime. SEABOSS enables scientists to collect high-quality images and samples of the seabed, essential to the study of sedimentary environments and biological habitats and to the interpretation of side-scan sonar and multibeam imagery, the most common tools for mapping the seabed.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2001
Title Seabed observation & sampling system
DOI
Authors D. Blackwood, K. Parolski
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Sea Technology
Series Number
Index ID 70023540
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center