Increasing complexity and cost of visual sampling equipment; the operational requirements for deployment of the equipment, from small craft to large research vessels; and the technical and legal requirements for operators. Photographic credit (Left to Right): Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (South Africa); Jeanne Mortimer (Island Conservation Society, Seychelles); 3) South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB); 4) South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON); 5) SAIAB; 6) Nekton.

 
  Part of: Haupt TM, Ceasar J, Stefanoudis P, von der Meden C, Payne RP, Adams LA, Anders DR, Bernard AT, Coetzer W, Florence WK, Janson LA, Johnson AS, Juby R, Kock AA, Langenk√§mper D, Nadjim AM, Parker D, Samaai T, Snyders LB, Upfold L, van der Heever GM, Williams LL (2022) The WIO Regional Benthic Imagery Workshop: Lessons from past IIOE-2 expeditions. Research Ideas and Outcomes 8: e81563. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.8.e81563