As marine research opens up to the public, more and more underwater cameras are being used to beam images into classrooms, museums and science labs. Researchers are using underwater cameras for a wide variety of purposes from coral reef studies to observing sea grass habitats. Underwater monitoring of structures is another common application of insitu underwater housings for cameras.
One problem with such deployments is the need to keep the underwater housing clean. These housings are often deployed at relatively shallow depths where biological activity is high. This can result in biofouling which will cover the underwater housing and obscure the lens.
Zebra-Tech’s Hydro-Wiper system was originally applied to marine sensors but the same proven technology can also be applied to wiping and cleaning underwater housings depending on their design. Contact us for more information or browse our Hydro-Wiper pages for more information.