Instrument: ROV Ventana


ROV Ventana is operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). ROV Ventana comes with two manipulators as standard equipment: a Schilling T4, seven-function spatially correspondent arm, and a seven-function Schilling/Oceaneering Atlas Hybrid (rate and spacially correspondent.) Both manipulators can use a variety of end effectors. The ROV has forward-looking camera systems mounted on pan-and-tilt units. The vehicle also has a hydraulic swing arm that deploys from the port side.

Ventana is equipped with a Sea-Bird 19plus V2 CTD package which includes a dissolved oxygen sensor and a transmissometer. Three spatial lasers are mounted on the main camera for quantitative calculations.

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