A robotic submarine secured to a ship is what the oil and gas industry call a Remotely Operated Vehicle –aka ROV – and is controlled and guided by navigator specialists. Cameras with super-strong and acute lenses are attached to the vehicles and have the task of capturing relevant and highly needed under-sea footage. Equipment as such snaps the best sea life images and will provide information concerning marine life, geology and will also allow for experimental work.  The vehicles carry a variety of sampling gear and instruments so that information pertaining to sea and ocean floor can be collected.

Features of ROV’s consist of adjustable arms for several reasons; gripping, moving and/or inserting objects in the ocean. Vehicles like the ROV can reach depths of hundreds and thousands of meters.

There is a chain situated between the ship and the ROV which provides power to the vessel and also allows for the recording of data and pictures. Members on board must work carefully with the tether due to how easy it can breaks, kinks and bends.

Armed for many scientific missions, ROVs have several tool sleds implying that metal frames are bolted below the central body of the ROV. This is a feature that allows crew members to switch from and make use of tools for a biology dive to a geology dive way more easily by simply placing most of the discipline-specific tools. This technique also improves and minimised the turnaround time between each dive.

Scientists learning about the jellylike sea animals may use a suction sampler that basically means what the name literally implies; this tool sucks sea creatures into a plastic container for the purpose of taking them back to shore to be analysed. Scientists however studying the sea bed may possibly make use of push cores that are pushed into the sea bed – lengthy clear plastic pipes – in order to draw out testing samples of the sediment.


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