Lyme Bay Monitoring. A short clip of Marine Bio-images divers collecting monitoring data
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Marine bio-images scientific diver Dr Lin Baldock ascending after completeing biological monitoring working, Lyme Bay, Southwest England.
Marine Bio-images is owned by Colin Munro, who is also senior consultant for all projects.
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Diving surveys. Biological and environmental diving surveys. Marine bio-images can provide professional, experience HSE qualified divers and dive teams. Our divers are also highly experienced marine biologists and ecologists with many years practical experience in marine species identification and environmental impact assessment. Marine bio-images will organise all diving logistics. We are also HSE registered Diving Contractors with many years experience in organising dive surveys in the UK and Worldwide.
Underwater remote camera surveys. We conduct towed underwater camera sled and drop down camera surveys using our own purpose built systems. These will operate from 1 to 100 metres depth.
Marine habitat mapping. For environmental impact assessment (EIA) or environmental monitoring. This includes data collection and GIS mapping.
Video analysis. We also analyse underwater video footage collected by other parties. This includes species identification and quantification and habitat description and mapping.
Environmental Impact Assessment, Marine biological seabed survey and monitoring, remote camera surveys, diving surveys, underwater photography and video, remote video and stills, grab and core sampling.
Professional scientific diving services, diving and marine logisitics for underwater filming, grab and core sampling, underwater photography and video, species identification
Tel. +44 (0)7926 478 199
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Our lightweight drop camera system can be used as a drop video system, drop stills camera system or a combined video and stills camera system. Remote video is very useful for providing a rapid overview of marine habitats and structures and for mapping extensive features (e.g. seagrass beds, reefs and wrecks) however even HD video is poor for producing detailed species lists and counts. This is because most HD produces stills images less than 1 megapixel in size and, because of the nature of video capture, these often suffer from motion blur. By combining video with regular high resolution (10 megapixel) stills snapshots which are sharp and well lit we are able to conduct rapid mapping of underwater features and simultaneously produce high quality stills suitable for detailed analysis.
Our drop camera system is lightweight, small enough to be carried as personal luggage on airlines, does not require external power and the topside unti is fully waterproof so can be deployed from small open boats. It currently has a working depth of 0-45m. Deeper systems can be supplied with a little notice.
Marine bio-images drop stills and video camera system being deployed as part of the Lamlash Bay no-take zone monitoring programme.
Marine bio-images drop video camera system being deployed to map Posidiona seagrass meadows, Mediterranean, Southern Italy.
Updated 21st January 2014