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

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).


Chemical oceanography, Cross-discipline, Environment, Marine geology, Administration and dimensions, Biological oceanography


Seafloor mapping, vent habitats, sulphide mound, hydrothermal field, 3D reconstruction, photomosaics


37.17N, 37.17S, -32.16E, -32.16W


HD Video camera mounted on ROV Vcitor6000


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 GoOBJProcessed data
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 GoIMAGERaw data
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 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.). https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11050985, https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00836/94752/
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.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102397, https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00640/75211/

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