Underwater scientists, biologists, and researchers worldwide have come to embrace the enormous potential of the VideoRay ROV as a simple and cost effective data collection, learning, and teaching tool.
The VideoRay has seen action on every continent in the world and has documented some fascinating marine life and their habitats, ancient architectural sites, endangered and invasive species, polluted habitats, and even an underwater laboratory. It is capable of collecting water and soil samples with a manipulator arm, monitoring water parameters with a sonde, measuring and scaling objects with lasers, and determining metal thickness with gauges.
Scientists, biologists, students, and teachers alike will quickly realize the benefits of such a portable, affordable, and reliable ROV system.
VideoRay Research & Development Director Marcus Kolb spent 3 months in Antarctica with a VideoRay ROV studying the benthic environment under the thick sea ice.
Some of the bizarre undersea life under the ice in Anarctica captured by a VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicle.
VideoRay ROV with a water quality sensor in a Cenote in the Yucatan comes across the ancient remains of a native.
A VideoRay Pro 4 ROV inside the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Two VideoRay ROVs were used by Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute to film a new 3D video for the USS Arizona visitors center.
VideoRay ROV with 3D camera on the USS Arizona.
VideoRay ROV surveying a B-29 that went down in Lake Mead Nevada in 1948 with a Woods Hole 3D Camera - Photo Courtesy: Woods Hole
Still image from a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV taken by Jeff Snyder of Seavision Underwater Solutions during a survey of the Gulf of Mexico for CNN after the Horizon Oil Spill. The white specs in the image are emmulsified oil droplets.
Still image from a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV taken by Jeff Snyder of Seavision Underwater Solutions during a survey of the Gulf of Mexico for CNN after the Horizon Oil Spill. This image was taken close to 1,000 ft (305 m) in the Gulf - not much oil was present at this particular area.
VideoRay Pro 4 ROV gets in the path of a Great White shark while filming Season One of Expedition Great White off of Guadalupe Island in Mexico. Though this was filmed for a National Geographic TV special, the primary purpose of the trip was to GPS tag Great Whites.
VideoRay HD ROV still image of a Great White. Scientists identify previously studied Great Whites by the color pattern contrast between the gray on top and the white of the belly.
The Great Whites were captured and brought aboard for a few minutes while a GPS satellite was attached and blood samples extracted. The VideoRay ROV awaits the release to ensure a safe and healthy departure. Full News Story Here
A custom sled built by Deakin University in Australia housed a VideoRay ROV that was towed for benthic mapping and video surveys.
VideoRay ROV used by Fugro for habitat mapping around the world.
A Trigger Fish is measured with the VideoRay ROV Laser Scaling tool by University of West Florida's Fisheries Laboratory
Assistant Professor David Shull of Western Washington University Uses A VideoRay Pro 3 GTO ROV In Bering Sea Ecosystem Study.
Joe Haxel (left) and Oregon State University's lost hydrophone recovered with all its data with a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV by Dennis Lancaster of Water Work Resources (right) and Craig Thorngren of Submerged Recovery & Inspection Services (not pictured).
An iRobot Seaglider being towed into launch position by a VideoRay ROV in Antarctica by University of Southern Mississippi researchers.
An underwater view from the rear camera of the VideoRay ROV towing an iRobot Seaglider into launch position in Antarctica by University of Southern Mississippi researchers.