Introduction to VideoRay Mission Specialist Competencies

The ROV Basic Operator Certificate is like a vehicle driver's license. It is conferred upon successful completion training and demonstration of a core set of knowledge and skills related to the safe and effective operation of a specific ROV system. Unlike a general driver's license, however, the ROV Operator Certificates require an endorsement for each ROV model, accessory and operating control software (similar to a motorcycle endorsement or CDL). This is in recognition of the significant differences of ROV and sensor designs and operating capabilities and limitations.

In addition to the type of system, the ROV Basic Operator Certificate recognizes additional achievements based on the recorded number of hours of operation in various roles, including Pilot, Tether Handler, Accessory Operations, Maintenance and Supervision. Operating hours and continuing education activities are required for this certificate to remain in effect.

Upon successful completion of this syllabus, the following endorsements are applicable:

Mission Specialist Defender

  1. The standard base configuration for the VideoRay Defender ROV System includes:
    1. Oculus M750d (or M1200d) Dual Frequency Multibeam Sonar
    2. Eddyfi / Inuktun Rotating Manipulator
    3. Nortel 500-300m DVL (Doppler Velocity Log)
    4. VideoRay ROV GPS
    5. Blueprint Seatrac USBL (Ultra Short Baseline System) [Optional]
    6. Topside GPS
  2. The control operating software is Greensea EOD Workspace

Mission Specialist Pro 5

  1. The standard base configuration for the VideoRay Pro 5 ROV System includes:>
    1. Oculus M750d (or M1200d) Dual Frequency Multibeam Sonar
    2. Blueprint Lab Rotating Manipulator
    3. Nortel 500-300m DVL (Doppler Velocity Log)
    4. Blueprint Seatrac USBL (Ultra Short Baseline System) [Optional]
  2. The control operating software is Greensea Basic or Greensea Professional

The following pages include a checkbox list of knowledge and operating proficiencies required to achieve the designation of ROV Basic Operator with endorsements as noted above.

The core requirements are presented in normal and bold font. Requirements that are not essential for everyday operations or that are considered advanced topics are presented in italics.

A log book for recording hours of operation is provided after the knowledge and operating proficiencies.


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