Underwater Automated Camera 'Potbot' for Marine Habitat Monitoring in Fishing

Franco Hidalgo, Simon De Lestang

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Video monitoring of the marine environment is an important tool for understanding variations in underwater habitats due to climate change. Deployment of underwater video systems incurs in fixed costs that impact in the number of samples gathered. This paper presents the version 4.0 of the POTBot (Pictures Of The Bottom) project, a low-cost automated camera that tracks its position globally, records high-definition video and logs temperature readings. Designed to be mounted in fishing gear, it works autonomously collecting information where it is deployed until it returns to base for downloading, thus incurring in no deployment extra costs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Global Oceans 2020
Subtitle of host publicationSingapore - U.S. Gulf Coast
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154466
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2020
Event2020 Global Oceans: Singapore - U.S. Gulf Coast, OCEANS 2020 - Biloxi, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 202030 Oct 2020

Publication series

Name2020 Global Oceans 2020: Singapore - U.S. Gulf Coast


Conference2020 Global Oceans: Singapore - U.S. Gulf Coast, OCEANS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Underwater video
  • marine habitat monitoring
  • underwater monitoring


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