Diving Deep: Unveiling the Wonders of Ocean Sciences

Written by Patricia Sestari

August 15, 2023


The world beneath the waves holds a myriad of mysteries, and the field of ocean sciences is at the forefront of unraveling its secrets. Voyis, a trailblazing provider of underwater optical systems, is playing a pivotal role in revolutionizing the way we explore, understand, and conserve our oceans. In this blog, we embark on a captivating journey into the world of ocean science, delving into the remarkable applications of Voyis’ cutting-edge technology – underwater laser scanners and cameras. 

Beneath the Surface: Ocean Science’s Enigmatic Quest 

The ocean, covering over 70% of our planet, has long captivated human imagination with its vastness and enigmatic depths. Ocean scientists, armed with unyielding curiosity and unwavering determination, are unlocking the secrets of this watery realm. From deciphering underwater ecosystems to understanding the effects of climate change, their work is crucial for the health of our planet and the well-being of future generations. 

At the heart of this exploration lies Voyis, an innovator in underwater optical systems. Our remarkable technology, underwater laser scanners and cameras, has become an indispensable tool for ocean scientists and researchers. What sets Voyis apart is its adaptability – our systems are not confined to standard applications, but rather, they are embraced by a community of visionaries who constantly redefine the boundaries of possibility. 

Ocean Science Applications 

  • Bathymetry: Voyis’ technology enables precise mapping of underwater terrains, a technique known as bathymetry. This is essential for understanding ocean topography, seafloor geology, and potential hazards. 
  • Seabed Scanning: Voyis’ underwater laser scanners help researchers study sediment layers, geologic features, and even archaeological sites. 
  • Marine Protected Areas Monitoring: Voyis contributes to the vital task of monitoring and safeguarding marine protected areas. The systems can be used to document and observe changes over time, assess impacts, and guide conservation efforts. 
  • Coral Monitoring: With coral reefs facing unprecedented threats, Voyis’ underwater laser scanners and cameras aid in monitoring coral health and studying their complex ecosystems. This is crucial for coral conservation and ecosystem preservation. The real-time correction applied to the Discovery Vision System and Observer Imaging System allow researchers to analyze coral reefs in greater detail and with colour correction.  
  • Species Monitoring and Classification: Our underwater laser scanners and cameras capture diverse marine life with astonishing clarity. Scientists can monitor and classify species, including crabs and fish, to better understand biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics. 
  • Wide Area Coverage Mapping: Voyis’ systems provide an invaluable perspective by mapping wide areas of the ocean floor. This helps researchers identify habitats, migration patterns, and potential areas for conservation initiatives. 
  • Lab-Based Environments: Voyis technology revolutionizes lab experiments with our underwater static optical systems. The ability to conduct sediment transport studies in flume tanks without draining water enhances accuracy and reduces potential disruptions to results. 
3D laser data of coral

A Nexus of Exploration and Innovation 

Ocean sciences extend their influence beyond the standard applications. The ocean science community’s emphasis on environmental research, coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, has a profound impact on various industries. The knowledge gleaned from ocean science often serves as a springboard for innovations in defense, wind energy, and more. 

As we traverse the uncharted waters of ocean sciences, our team stands as a beacon of innovation, enabling us to see, analyze, and learn from the underwater world in ways previously unimagined. With our underwater laser scanners and cameras, we empower ocean scientists, researchers, and educators to push the boundaries of knowledge, see the depths like you see the surface, and drive positive change for our oceans and the planet. Together, we dive deeper, explore further, and continue the legacy of discovery that defines the captivating realm of ocean sciences.  

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