L’Echo des Labos n°5
L'écho des Labos n°5, by Stéphane Dugast, special reporter.
Afterdeck of the S.A. Agulhas II, 11 o’clock sharp. I’ve promised Sheenah to go and see what’s going on with the ROV, the underwater drone. Sheenah is from Seychelles. She’s the only scientist on board who follows all the ROV’s dives in their entirety.
The underwater drone will soon be brought back on board. At least, that’s what was agreed at last night’s briefing…
Sheenah Talma is a young Seychelles researcher and doctoral student in marine biology. She is also head of Talia Consultancy, a marine consultancy in the Seychelles. She is very interested in how we use the ocean and the effects of overfishing, resource exploitation and climate change on marine biodiversity.
Robert Laaser is one of the ROV’s two pilots. He works for the South African company Marine Solutions, which was commissioned by Explorations de Monaco to carry out explorations with the ROV during the Indian Ocean mission. The ROV is remotely controlled from the surface by the pilots.