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#SCINI: Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging

##Background SCINI is a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) initially designed for deployment through small holes drilled in annual sea ice. The scientific motivation for developing SCINI was to conduct research in regions of the Antarctic that are too inaccessible or too deep to reach with pre-existing technology. Designed to withstand depths of 300 m (980 ft), SCINI can be deployed through a 25 cm (10 in) hole drilled in the ice.

2011 Journal of Ocean Technology Paper describing SCINI.


SCINI is a small observation-class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) developed at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories for use beneath Antarctic sea ice. Photo Credit: Laughlin Barker.


Additional documents can be found in a Google Drive folder.

##Source Repository * Build Files (mechanical, electrical, and software source) * Documentation Files

##Field Campaigns Since her inception in 2007, SCINI has seen hundreds of dives, and scientific missions of many kinds. Engineering and science updates from previous field seasons can be found here:

##Deployment For an overview of preparation, deployment, and operation of SCINI, see this document.

##Contributors SCINI's success as a platform, and in the field is the direct result of many people's hard work, creativity, and ingenuity: SCINI contribuitors.

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###Licensing All the materials made available here are released under the Creative Commons BY-SA License, unless otherwise noted.


This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ANT-0919622. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.