[tforum] [Fwd: Historic Civil War USS Monitor Multicast]
Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:43:56 -0600
FYI, for those that might have an interest...
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Subject: Monitor Multicast
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 14:00:12 -0400
From: Doros, Brian <email@example.com>
On July 15-20 a team of researchers will conduct a major mapping
expedition to the Civil War shipwreck site of the USS /Monitor/, one of
the greatest American technological innovations of the 19th century.
The expedition will collect high-resolution digital still and video
imagery that will be used to generate a high quality photomosaic of the
entire wreck site.
In addition, the expedition will use a satellite telecommunication link
along with internet and internet2 to broadcast streaming video feeds and
even answer questions from shore in real time! This LIVE broadcast will
take place 3 days only on July 17, 18 and 19th. The 17th and 18th will
be short field up-dates live from the ship at 11:00 and 2:00 eastern,
then a longer "show" on the 19th starting at 2 pm. During the off times
we will be sending wild camera video of the "best shot" from the ship.
The live feed will be available each day from 7 am to 7 pm eastern.
This is a collaborative effort between the Institute for Exploration
</exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.mysticaquarium.org/>, and the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) /Monitor/
National Marine Sanctuary
</exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://monitor.noaa.gov/>. The goals of this
expedition are to utilize the optical images to generate a digital
photographic mosaic of the ship's hull and surrounding wreckage.
Researchers aboard the research vessel /Endeavor
</exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.uri.edu/endeavor> /will use IFE's
robotic vehicle systems ARGUS and LITTLE HERCULES as the primary tools
for this expedition.
The /Monitor/ was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in
October 1974 as a resource of national significance. In January, 1975,
the /Monitor/ became the first National Marine Sanctuary. Since its
designation as our nation's first marine sanctuary in 1975, the
/Monitor/ has been the subject of intense investigation. Through
underwater archaeology and state-of-the-art marine technology, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) strives to
preserve this significant part of our past for future generations. IFE
is honored to become part of the team working to preserve this important
We will be multicasting two streams, one VBrick encoded and one Tandberg
encoded, this to support the mix of hardware decoders we have in the
field. The multicast addresses are 220.127.116.11:4424 and