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SeaBee Team Flocks to Island of Runde for Fieldwork

SeaBee Team Flocks to Island of Runde for Fieldwork

Greetings from the island of Runde, out on the west coast of Norway! Members of the SeaBee team went out into the field for a week of testing and collaboration around the research infrastructure project.

Medyan Ghareeb (NIVA), prepares one of the SeaBee rotor drones for take-off. Photo: Guendalina De Luigi

The team was made up of a mix of scientists, pilots, technical and communication specialists from SeaBee’s partner organisations across Norway and Denmark. Along for the ride were several drones, including both of our Otters. Check out RobOtto with his new wheels, making deployment and operating the Unmanned Surface Vehicle even easier!

One of SeaBee’s two Otter USVs, nicknamed “RobOtto”, being deployed by Øyvind Tangen Ødegaard (NIVA) and NTNU students Malin Nevstad and Martin Overrein, during NRK’s visit. Photo: Guendalina De Luigi

Our goal for this fieldwork was to improve existing and develop novel methods for RGB, multi-, and hyperspectral imaging for coastal research, mapping, and monitoring. We also worked on team building within the SeaBee project team, and to enhance our outreach and SeaBee’s media footprint. Keep an eye out for more content coming soon!

NIVA’s Hege Gundersen and Kristina Kvile being filmed by Alexander Mitrofanenko (GRID-Arendal) as they conduct ground-truthing in the survey area. Photo: Guendalina De Luigi