The Hermes Lander project - the technology, the data, and the evaluation of concept and results
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This report summarizes technology, operations, experience, and scientific results from the Hermes Lander project. The Project established an autonomous, multi-sensor, sub-sea sensor platform powered by batteries. The platform was launched at a coral reef location in Hola off Vesterålen and collected data during seven months in 2010 (March – September). Oceanographic and echo-sounder data were analyzed and compared with similar data from sporadically collected data from research vessels as well as model-produced data. The results demonstrate a partly chaotic variation. The project neither confirmed nor excluded a connection between coral reef and biomass density. The data and experience are crucial for efficient planning, development, and operation of the planned Statoil-financed cable observatory in the same area.
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