Positioning and telemetry from remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveys during the ARTofMELT2023 expedition


The horizontal position of the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) during the ARTofMELT2023 expedition in May and June 2023 was measured using an acoustic Long Base Line (LBL) positioning system (LinkQuest Pinpoint) with an operating frequency of 26.77-44.62kHz. It consists of a transceiver onboard the ROV and 3 transponders which were deployed on 5 m long chains through the drifting ice cover at different horizontal distances from the ROV ice access hole. Due to the high latitude and glitches in the Pinpoint software's coordinate conversions, the surveys were virtually moved and 'fake' geographic positions centered around 1°N/1°E were used. The survey track was smoothed using a Kalman filter from initial acoustic fixes and cleaned for most obvious outliers. This calibration result in a floe-fixed, relative coordinate system (distance, relative, X and distance, relative, Y) with the origin (X=0 m, Y=0 m) at the ROV hole. The final position was recorded in the SPOT.ON survey systems software (OceanModulesTM). A quality flag for the position is introduced based on the time to the closest fix with "1" indicating good positon (fix reached 3s & 5s). Depending on the scientific aim, a position with quality flag "3" can still be useful. The ROV depth was measured by an integrated pressure sensor (Keller A-21Y, Keller AG) included in the main electronics housing of the ROV and calibrated to 0 during pre-survey procedures, when the top side of the ROV was at the same level as the water surface. The accuracy of the sensor is 0.10 m. ROV attitude (roll, pitch, heading) was measured with an onboard inertial measuring unit (Microstrain) with three axis accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.962930
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.5281/ZENODO.7821721
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00281
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.962930
Creator Anhaus, Philipp ORCID logo; Schiller, Martin ORCID logo; Planat, Noémie; Katlein, Christian ORCID logo; Nicolaus, Marcel ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 18 datasets
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Spatial Coverage (-1.544W, 79.486S, 3.494E, 80.260N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2023-05-18T14:00:51Z
Temporal Coverage End 2023-06-09T17:41:35Z