AUV-based environmental characterization of deepwater coral mounds in the straits of Florida

M. Grasmueck, G. P. Eberli, T. B.S. Correa, D. A. Viggiano, J. Luo, G. J. Wyatt, J. K. Reed, A. E. Wright, S. A. Pomponi

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Abstract

A discussion on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), which bring an integrated suite of mapping and oceanographic sensors close to the seabed for high-resolution data acquisition and give the opportunity to fill the scale gap of basic information in deep-water environments, covers the initial results of a 7 day cruise during which the AUV mapped five deep-water coral mound fields in the Straits of Florida covering a total area of 130 sq km; Chevron pattern mound clusters in the center of Straits; and new insights on influence of currents on coral mound morphology and distribution. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (Houston, TX 4/30/2007-5/3/2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOffshore Technology Conference, OTC 07 - Transforming the Industry
Pages158-169
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Aug 10 2007
EventOffshore Technology Conference, OTC 07 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 30 2007May 3 2007

Publication series

NameOffshore Technology Conference, Proceedings
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0160-3663

Other

OtherOffshore Technology Conference, OTC 07
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period4/30/075/3/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Grasmueck, M., Eberli, G. P., Correa, T. B. S., Viggiano, D. A., Luo, J., Wyatt, G. J., Reed, J. K., Wright, A. E., & Pomponi, S. A. (2007). AUV-based environmental characterization of deepwater coral mounds in the straits of Florida. In Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 07 - Transforming the Industry (pp. 158-169). (Offshore Technology Conference, Proceedings; Vol. 1).