The Automated Rapid Reef Assessment System (ARRAS) provides a fast and diverless method of coastal survey and mapping services for creating permanent visual records of the marine environment. 

ARRAS is comprised of two main devices: Teardrop and Kiko&Stitch. The Teardrop is a diverless banca-towable platform for capturing underwater video, while Kiko&Stitch is a software developed for automatic video stitching to create geotagged visual records of coral reefs. With this system, a stitched underwater imagery map can be generated at a rate of 33km of coastline per day. 

Dr. Maricor N. Soriano
University of the Philippines Diliman


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