Non trading vessels (such as dredges and construction vessels) entering countries from international waters are required to undergo marine pest inspections to prevent outbreaks trovhat could negatively impact native species and habitat. Typically these inspections are undertaken by divers physically inspecting the hull underwater using still and video imagery. This method has high safety risks due to vessel thrusters, cathodic protection and other diving associated risks.
Advisian delivers rapid, reliable marine pest surveys using customised remote operated vehicles (ROVs). These devices scan the hull of any inbound vessel for marine pests, by suctioning onto the hull of the vessel and traversing the surface taking both video and still imagery. ROVs are piloted from the surface and imagery is analysed in real time by qualified and experienced marine scientists. This approach eliminates diving exposure and reduces personnel in the field.