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Table 4 Cost estimates for ROV and UVC surveys

From: Assessing the suitability of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to study the fish community associated with offshore gas platforms in the Ionian Sea: a comparative analysis with underwater visual censuses (UVCs)

  UVC survey ROV
Survey Video analysis
Number of days needed 9 9 3
Number of operators 4 1 4
Daily manpower cost (1 operator) 100.00€ Included in the equip. rent 100.00€
Daily equipment rent 120.00€ 500.00€  
Daily boat rent 1,000.00€ 1,000.00€  
Total coasts 13,080.00€ 13,500.00€ 1,200.00€
Average daily coast 1,453.33€ 1,500.00€ 400.00€