Science

Although this was a trials cruise, it's always good to gather additional data whenever the opportunity arises, and this cruise was no exception.    During the trial deployments of Isis, NOC scientist Veerle Huvenne and Lucy Woodall, from the Natural History Museum worked with the ROV team to collect some biological specimens and sediment cores.

The manipulator arm collects
sediment cores
The arm uses the 'slurp gun' to collect
small biological specimens











Also as part of the TOBI2 test deployment, some additional data was gathered using the upgraded vehicle.

TOBI2 is recoveredSchematic showing the operation of TOBI2