Seafloor litter field off the French Mediterranean coast (43.078°N;6.458°E): 3D scene and imagery

Litter site at the seafloor, off the southern French Mediterranean coast (43.078°N;6.458°E), at a water depth of ~600 m This litter field was surveyed using the HROV Arianne in 2017, deployed from N/O L’Europe, and equipped with a vertical electronic still camera. Two datasets are provided. First, the survey imagery, under a folder named carthorov_dump, that consists of 303 images (jpeg format) and an associated navigation file in dim2 format. Second, 2 folders with 3D textured models of the site (obj format), each with a kml file for georeferencing, and an geotiff orthomosaic. A first model is the result of processing imagery without data correction (folder WithoutAnyCorrection). A second model is processed with image colour correction (folder WithColorAndIlluminationCorrection). This dataset is one of several released with a paper by Arnaubec et al. (submitted March 2021, Computer and Geosciences) presenting the Matisse image processing software and the 3DMetrics Visualization and analysis software and released as open source (ref Github to come).

Ref: Arnaubec, A., J. Escartín, J. Opderbecke, M. Matabos, N. Gracias, submitted, Underwater 3D terrain reconstruction from video or still imagery: Processing and exploitation software (MATISSE \& 3DMETRICS), in prep., Computers and Geosciences.


Cross-discipline, Marine geology


Seafloor litter, photomosaic, 3D textured model, Environmental impact


43.1N, 43.05S, 6.4E, 6.5W


HROV Arianne electronic still camera


3D textured model of litter site (Mediterranean) - color and illumination correction.
321 MoOBJProcessed data
Still images acquired with HROV Arianne during survey of seafloor with litter (303, JPEG format) and associated navigation file (dim2)
4 GoIMAGERaw data
3D textured model of litter site (Mediterranean) - no colour or illumination correction
195 MoOBJProcessed data
How to cite
Arnaubec Aurelien, Raugel Ewen (2017). Seafloor litter field off the French Mediterranean coast (43.078°N;6.458°E): 3D scene and imagery. SEANOE.
In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :
Arnaubec Aurelien, Ferrera Maxime, Escartín Javier, Matabos Marjolaine, Gracias Nuno, Opderbecke Jan (2023). Underwater 3D Reconstruction from Video or Still Imagery: Matisse and 3DMetrics Processing and Exploitation Software. Journal Of Marine Science And Engineering. 11 (5). 985 (18p.).,

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