What is Ship Telepresence?
Telepresence refers to a suite of communication technologies and methodologies that provide a means for individuals or groups to participate in ocean science research cruises from remote locations. The implementation of telepresence allows for shore-based users to participate at sea without being physically present on the ship. Typically this is done through the use of cameras, video, and voice. The ability to share data, collaborate with experts in the field, and interact in real-time can lead to a successful scientific cruise.
Table 1. Telepresence Levels and associated minimum bandwidth requirements