Eiffel Tower hydrothermal chimney (Lucky Srike Hydrothermal Field, Mid Atlantic Ridge): 3D scene and imagery

Date 2015
Author(s) Matabos MarjolaineORCID1, Arnaubec Aurelien2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Laboratoire Environnement Profond (PDG-REM-EEP-LEP), IFREMER, Plouzané, France
2 : IFREMER, Ctr Mediterranee, Unité Systemes Marins,La Seyne sur mer, France
DOI 10.17882/79218
Publisher SEANOE
Note Imagery and 3D textured model of the Eiffel Towerhydrothermal Chimney at the Lucky Strike hydrothermal site (Mid-Atlantic Ridge). This structure is ~20 m high, and is found at ~1700 m water depth. Images, extracted from HD video and cropped to remove incrustations, have been processed with the Matisse software (ref Github to come) to generate a 3D textured model. This dataset is released as part of a publication by Arnaubec et al (submitted to Computers and Geosciences) and was analysed in Girard et al. (2020)
Keyword(s) Seafloor mapping, vent habitats, sulphide mound, hydrothermal field, 3D reconstruction, photomosaics

The Eiffel Tower active hydrothermal chimney is one of the main structures at the well-studied Lucky Strike hydrothermal field, along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (37.3°N, 32.3°W). This chimney, raising ~20 m over the surrounding seafloor, is associated with black smoker fluids flowing at >300°C as well as diffusion areas colonized by large Bathymodiolus azoricus mussel beds and microbial mats.  This vent edifice was surveyed by ROV Victor6000 using an HD camera. A first dataset including images extracted from the video were processed to remove ROV navigation incrustations (total of 4875).  Part of these images are time-stamped and correlated with navigation, included in this dataset, and another sub-set was extracted from video lacking navigation. A second dataset includes a 3D textured model of the site (obj format), together with the a kml file for georeferencing, and a geotiff orthomosaic. This dataset is one of several sets 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 (ref Github to come).

Licence CC-BY-NC-ND
Acknowledgements The Momarsat 2015 cruise (https://doi.org/10.17600/15000200) was funded by the French National Oceanographic Fleet, EMSO-Eric and data processing by the ANR Lucky Scales.
Sensor metadata

HD Video camera mounted on ROV Vcitor6000

File Size Format Processing Access
3D textured scene of a hydrothermal chimney from a deep sea vent field (Eiffel Tower at the Lucky Strike hydrothermal field along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge) 2 GB OBJ Processed data Open access
Images used for the 3D reconstruction of the Eiffel Tower hydrothermal chimney, and associated navigation file (dim2). This dataset includes 4875 images (jpeg format), that have been extracted from R 3 GB IMAGE Raw data Open access
Top of the page

How to cite 

Matabos Marjolaine, Arnaubec Aurelien (2015). Eiffel Tower hydrothermal chimney (Lucky Srike Hydrothermal Field, Mid Atlantic Ridge): 3D scene and imagery. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/79218

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, A., J. Escartín, J. Opderbecke, M. Matabos, N. Gracias (2021). Underwater 3D terrain reconstruction from video or still imagery: Processing and exploitation software (MATISSE and 3DMETRICS). Computers and Geosciences, submitted.

Girard Fanny, Sarrazin Jozee, Arnaubec Aurelien, Cannat Mathilde, Sarradin Pierre-Marie, Wheeler Benjamin, Matabos Marjolaine (2020). Currents and topography drive assemblage distribution on an active hydrothermal edifice. Progress In Oceanography, 187, 102397 (13p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102397 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00640/75211/