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PVC container being pushed into the ground by the ROV Ventana’s arm.",
Lowering the trawl-resistant housing for power and recording systems onto the seafloor.
ROV Ventana carrying seismic package, ready to go down to the seafloor.
Vacuuming the sediments out of the PVC pipe.
Installing the seismometer package inside the PVC pipe using ROV Ventana.
Filling up the voids with glass beads to isolate the seismometer package from ocean current generated noise.
seismometer package is completely buried in the sea floor.
ROV Ventana Installs the battery and recording system package in the trawl-resistant mount.
Preparing to connect the sea floor current meter to the recording system, using underwater mateable connectors and the ROV Ventana, operated from ship Point Lobos.
A few minutes later…
Successful connection achieved for the current meter!
14 Laying the cable between the seismometer system and the recording/battery package. In front: metal drawer on ROV Ventana containing cable.