Deep-sea-mining vehicle measures sediment plume

Deep-sea-mining vehicle measures sediment plume

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published this video item, entitled “Deep-sea-mining vehicle measures sediment plume” – below is their description.

A movie of the Patania II pre-prototype collector vehicle entering, driving through, and leaving the low-lying turbidity current plume as part of a selfie operation. For scale, the instrumentation post attached to the front of the vehicle reaches about 3m above the seabed. The movie is sped up by a factor of 20. Video credit: Global Sea Mineral Resources

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