Technical report – NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub (July 2015 to June 2021)

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Gibbons, B and Langlois T (2022). Guide for Producing Science Communication Videos of Surveys of Fish and Benthic Assemblages. Report to the National Environmental Science Program Marine Biodiversity Hub. The University of Western Australia.


This guide is designed for use by researchers producing underwater footage for Parks Australia/Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE) and to provide Parks Australia/DAWE with a template for contractors to generate consistent science communication products. We present a simple approach to produce science communication videos from video surveys targeting fish and benthic assemblages (e.g. benthic stereo-baited remote underwater video systems (stereo-BRUVs), pelagic stereo-BRUVs or remotely operated vehicles). These methods can provide useful imagery for science communication, and their production is fast, easy and allows consistent formatting including the use of logos and animation sequences. The videos created using this guide will enable researchers to connect with a general audience through sharing on social media and public presentations. 

Type of publication Technical report
Year of publication 2022