Brenton Wallin and Don Sweet standing watch and recording video highlights during a NOAA ROV dive.
Robert Knott on engineering duty in the broadcast hub.
A common interview setup for the ISC studio.
Mission Control is where ocean scientists, students, and expedition watchstanders, come to participate in live research expedition and exploration programs. In mission control these virtual cruise participants have access to high definition video feeds on large state of the art projection screens. Computer stations called "SciPods" provide access to navigation and other streaming data from ships and remotely operated vehicles, instant messaging and logging systems, and video recording software necessary to participate in the ships' activities.
The broadcast hub houses the servers and hardware that receive and redistribute live video from research and exploration vessels. The hub's capabilities allow for distribution to the entire world, over the Internet, including high-definition multicast video streaming to partner sites through Internet2.
The studio is a fully-equipped video shooting location, equipped with microphones and cameras that are tied directly into our broadcast and recording systems.
The production control facility provides live and post-production capabilities directly adjacent to the studio. This facility contains professional video switchers, mixers, QC monitors, intercoms, video editing and dubbing stations, and guest operating space in which our partners can perform a full range of production activities (scripting, editing, teleprompting, etc.).
The operations room, or ISC Ops, is home to many ISC projects. Services rendered include video editing, graphics production, web development, data archival and retrieval, data processing, and systems troubleshooting.