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2018 Field Season Planning:
SeaSketch Survey Tutorial

This section contains information on using SeaSketch to provide input into Okeanos Explorer 2018 planning efforts.

Download a pdf of the tutorial (1.0 MB).

Getting Started

To get started, click the survey link: http://seasket.ch/O0ADwNe53Q exit icon


Home Screen Familiarization

Clicking the survey link will take you to the survey home screen, a sample of which is pictured below.

SeaSketch home screen

On the survey home screen there is an interactive chart on the left and survey tabs on the right.

 

Chart on the Left

 

 

Measuring Distances

If you would like to measure distances, whether to see how far something is or how big an area is, or to determine the length of a submitted dive track, click on "measurement tools" under the wrench dropdown menu to display this tool.

Measurement result

The first icon will allow you to draw a polygon and measure an area. The first icon will allow you to draw a polygon and measure an area.

The second icon will allow you to measure a linear distance. The second icon will allow you to measure a linear distance. When submitting a dive plan, you made need to zoom in very close to a feature to get an accurate length estimate. You may need to change your units to meters in the drop down menu.

The third icon will allow you to get the exact location of a specific point The third icon will allow you to get the exact location of a specific point by placing the green marker on the point of interest. Longitude and latitude of the point will appear in the measurement box:
Longitude and latitude of the point will appear in the measurement box

 

Tabs on the Right Side of the Home Screen

Data Layers Tab

Data layers tab

Under 2018 Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic, you can click on / off various features that are useful tools while taking the survey (pictured above).

 

Take the Survey

Now that you are familiar with the home screen, you can take the survey.

Under the “Participate” tab, click the green “Take the Survey” button on the survey home screen.

Green Take the Survey button

 

Contact Information

Take a few moments to fill out the “Contact Information” portion of the survey form (Full Name, Email Address, Affiliation, Expertise/Interest). Sample Pictured below.

Contact info

 

Adding a Mapping Request

Scroll down to "Mapping Operations."

 

Adding ROV Targets

Scroll Down to ROV Targets

 

 

Submit Completed Survey

Once you are finished adding features, you are ready to complete your survey by clicking the "Submit Response" button.

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