Geo-referenced photo mosaics from AUV dives during SONNE cruise SO242/1


Two geo-referenced photo mosaics (GeoTIFF, UTM 16S) generated from AUV camera surveys conducted during cruise SO242_1 (Abyss196_SO242/1_83_1; Abyss199_SO242/1_102_1) in the center of the DEA are available here.

The photos were acquired by AUV ABYSS (REMUS 6000 Type) in two different surveys: During Abyss196_SO242/1_83_1 (line spacing 5 m) photos were acquired in 7 m altitude, whereas during Abyss199_SO242/1_102_1 (line spacing 4 m) the survey altitude was decreased to 4.5 m for increased resolution. The mosaics were geo-referenced using the ArcGIS 10.2 Georeferencing Toolbox based on the AUV-acquired Side Scan Sonar map ( The plough marks resolved in the hydro acoustic and optical data were used as reference features. The images from the two photo surveys and their context data are available under (for Abyss199_SO242/1_102_1) and (for Abyss196_SO242/1_83_1). Further technical information regarding the camera settings can be found in doi:10.3390/s16020164.

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Creator Gausepohl, Florian; Hennke, Anne; Schoening, Timm; Köser, Kevin; Greinert, Jens
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 12 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-88.516W, -7.108S, -88.461E, -7.073N); Reference Area South; DISCOL Experimental Area
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-08-13T20:09:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-08-17T14:53:00Z