Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Mapping / monitoring in the marine environment can be a very costly exercise. Scientists from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Fisheries Division (FD) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have developed a small, low-cost automated camera system that, when fitted to commercial fishing gear, can achieve this at minimal cost. The POTBot (Pictures Of The Bottom) system is a cheap, small “smart” camera that can track its position globally and the date and time, and can record high-definition video and water temperature readings when it determines it has been deployed into the ocean.
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Lestang, S d, Pember, M B, and Slawinski, D. (2019), Development of an industry-based habitat mapping/monitoring system FRDC Project No 2011/021. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth. Report 296.