On board towed camera system

Towed bodies

Investigator has a comprehensive suite of equipment for carrying out geoscience, geophysics, paleoceanography research and sea floor mapping.

frame with camera lens and flood lights.

The deepsea video is used to view the seafloor.

Towed bodies

Investigator has capability for towed cameras and owner supplied autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles. The Sheltered Science area can be used to service and configure research equipment, including ROV/AUV systems.

Scientists on board use data from towed cameras to identify and track the movement of species and to better understand geological features on the sea floor and to find mineral resources.

Fact sheets

Updated: 16 January 2018