Supplemental Resources for OpenROV


Eric Moulton has started a great list here. What would you add?

Science must be based on experiments, only in this way will our knowledge increase.

We have two over-arching goals. One: to inspire new explorers and experiments and Two: to tell your individual stories. How will you participate? The second wave of “Almost Home” funding is a way to get there!

Supplemental Resources can help. Here are some categories and ideas, but feel free to create and make your own idea come to life!

OpenROV Spare Parts, Modifications and Additions:

Sensors- think depth sensors and geiger counter, not your style? Want to create your own sensor(s)? Do you need epoxy, wire, LEDs?

Got everything but need a few spares? What about carrying cases or just extra power supplies and storage case?


Sharing your knowledge and experience may be as simple as renting a space to show off your stuff. Maybe you have space, but find it hard to show off your work without access to water- need to buy a pool? pay for water?

Want to share with others- how about starting a spring or summer camp session?

Conferences and events may have registration fees or booth rental costs- think USA Science and Engineering Festival in DC, OCEANS, Ocean Sciences, regional or World Maker Faire.

Want to contribute data to Global Ocean Sampling Day, but need support to get your ROV to a site?


Even a school bus has a fee- do you need funds to travel to your research site? Does your waterfront park require a permit? Need to provide food and/or water for a day in the field?

Need to fuel a vessel or rent a boat to reach a sampling site?

Communication & Audio Visual:

Who doesn’t want to share what they are discovering with the world! Attach a GoPro camera to your OpenROV.

Need video editing software? Perhaps someone to create press releases or generate media information?

How about setting your video to music or arranging it to create a message ~ one that you can share at the Blue Ocean Film Festival


Still looking for a platform/space to share documents and resources for marine Expeditions e.g. Team contracts, Boat charter agreements, Fundraising documents etc… seems like these key documents that many teams need to address are not easily found/acessible but they take a lot of time and energy for teams to figure out…and we teams end up reinventing the wheel… Is the OpenROV the place for this, or should we focus on sharing our OpenROV related efforts/work here and the other docs elsewhere, if so, where would you suggest we share those resources?