Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 17, 3115–3133, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3115-2020

Special issue: Assessing environmental impacts of deep-sea mining...

Biogeosciences, 17, 3115–3133, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3115-2020

Research article 19 Jun 2020

Research article | 19 Jun 2020

Megafauna community assessment of polymetallic-nodule fields with cameras: platform and methodology comparison

Timm Schoening et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Feb 2020) by Jack Middelburg
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Feb 2020) by Jack Middelburg(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
AR by Timm Schoening on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Mar 2020) by Jack Middelburg
RR by Phill Weaver (31 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Apr 2020) by Jack Middelburg
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Apr 2020) by Jack Middelburg(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
AR by Timm Schoening on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Apr 2020) by Jack Middelburg
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Apr 2020) by Jack Middelburg(Co-Editor-in-Chief)
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Seafloor imaging is widely used in marine science and industry to explore and monitor areas of interest. The selection of the most appropriate imaging gear and deployment strategy depends on the target application. This paper compares imaging platforms like autonomous vehicles or towed camera frames and different deployment strategies of those in assessing the megafauna abundance of polymetallic-nodule fields. The deep-sea mining industry needs that information for robust impact monitoring.
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