VideoRay LLC announced today that Ralph B, White is the Keynote Speaker at the VideoRay International Partner Symposium (VIPS), sharing his experiences and images in an original presentation entitled “Discoveries and Imaging with ROVs.” The presentation will include White’s excursion in ROVs, including use of the VideoRay inside the USS Arizona. VIPS will be held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, November 18-20, 2003.
White is one of the world’s most experienced people in the methodology and technology required to safely reach the deep ocean depths to acquire images. In 1985, White documented the expedition that found the wreck of the RMS Titanic and co-directed salvage operations and photography during the recovery of more than 5,000 artifacts from Titanic’s 12,000 foot-deep debris field. A contract cameraman for National Geographic for 25 years, White has worked as a motion picture cameraman in dozens of television productions and feature films including The Deep, Into the Abyss, and the highest rated syndicated program in history, “Return to Titanic – Live.” His most recent production was as operations supervisor for the Titanic dives of the Medusa ROV for James Cameron’s 3-D IMAX film “Ghost of the Abyss.”
“ Remote Operated Vehicles have become the indispensable tool of underwater exploration. My presentation will keynote the work done by a number of these vehicles from the USS Arizona to the inner most recesses of the RMS Titanic,” says Ralph White.
The VideoRay International Partner Symposium will showcase the latest in microROVs and state of the art accessories for underwater tasks. Symposium sessions will focus on the use of VideoRay in different missions, including ship hull inspection. Sponsor companies including Desert Star, Weda Water, Cygnus Instruments, Eastern Video, Tritech Systems will conduct training sessions and underwater search tools that complement VideoRay.