These areas of interest complement his ongoing collaborations with government, industry, and academic partners as a fisheries ecologist and as the VIMS
Director of Research and Advisory Services.
The VIMS project is headed by the American Forces Information Service (AFIS), an element within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense.
Other partners brought on by TranTech as part of the VIMS team include Artesia, Atkins-Benham, Avid, ContentGuard and EMC.
For a relatively small initial investment, VIMS will increase functionality for thousands of users, making them more productive, and reducing the actual costs of handling these visual assets.
an expert in natural water systems, has also completed a review of the VIMS
report and associated data.
The goal of VIMS is to eliminate manual processing of video and rich media assets, thereby increasing productivity and reducing overall operating costs.
VIMS will greatly extend the life of any visual asset gathered by the Department of Defense.
During the initial 210-day deployment, the VIMS solution will be utilized by the AFIS, the Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC), the Joint Combat Camera Center (JCCC), and the Joint Visual Information Services Distribution Activity (JVISDA).
The VIMS research vessel will be used for scientific research in the main stem and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and capable of conducting extended science missions in coastal and offshore areas within the Mid-Atlantic region.
The 80 foot VIMS vessel will be designed for multi-disciplinary coastal-science studies including fish and invertebrate sampling; bottom geological and benthic coring; deployment and retrieval of data buoys; heavy mooring, seismic and bathymetry surveys; mid-water and trawls; CTD and other vertical water-sampling deployments.