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Lighting & Camera Systems


Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL)

AIVL specializes in the image system design, development, and acquisition of imagery from unique and hostile environments, maintains a large inventory of field-ready imaging systems, is a complete post-production facility, and has one of the world’s largest high resolution image collections for natural history, scientific, and marine archeological images.


Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography (MISO)

MISO is a community instrumentation facility for deep-sea digital imaging at WHOI and funded by the National Science Foundation's Ocean Sciences Division. The MISO Facility provides ready access to all US investigators needing deep-sea digital imaging capabilities for seafloor experiments and surveys that are rated to 6000 m depth.

Tow Cam

Towed Camera System "TowCam"

TowCam is a specially designed digital camera system that photographs the seafloor as it is towed above the ocean bottom behind an oceanographic research vessel.

Action, Camera ... Lights
November 23, 2005

Action, Camera ... Lights

New deep-sea “light post” illuminates the ocean's perpetual night
Source: Oceanus Magazine