UW Video Inspection camera
The UW Video Inspection Camera is a very light camera, which can be used from a RIB or bigger boats down to 50m especially for pre SCUBA dive assessments. It compromises of a Web cam in a Aluminium housing, completely power by an USB connection from a Laptop. The Laptop will show the live picture, so the Scientist can decide on board the RIB if he wants to send the SCUBA diver down to for example collect certain animals. It is a big time and effort safer, as the Camera gives the divers and scientists a simple tool to choose the best dive sites without actually entering the water. This is even more important in Antarctic waters where dive times are limited and dive operations a quite complex operations due to its remoteness and the cold waters.