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Using technology to interact with the natural environment: part iiAuthor(s): Laurie Harmon; Mark Gleason
Source: In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 540-544.
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DescriptionIn 2005, the underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was introduced at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium as a tool for connecting people with the natural environment. During 2004 and 2005, we used the ROV to support research and involve the public in educational programs, thereby fostering a greater understanding of our underwater resources of Lake Superior and other Great Lakes and, potentially, strengthening the connection visitors felt toward these places. In this management session, opportunities for using the ROV for public monitoring of invasive species and for remote marine observation were explored in depth. Challenges encountered, such as light and power limitations, entanglement, expense, and operator requirements were also part of this discussion. Prior to the session, conference attendees used the ROV in Lake George. Feedback confi rmed the ease of using the ROV and gave attendees the opportunity to observe and negotiate challenges discussed in the management session.
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CitationHarmon, Laurie; Gleason, Mark. 2007. Using technology to interact with the natural environment: part ii. In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 540-544.
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