Concurrent with the development of their new state-of-the-art HAB detection device, MBARI
researchers are hand-building a long-range autonomous underwater vehicle named Makai.
July 20 is the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's annual open house--the one day you can see its impressive fleet of robotic underwater vehicles.
chose aluminum for the housing because corrosion and robustness are very big issues in the harsh operating environment.
These autonomous underwater vehicle-generated maps allowed us, for the first time, to comprehensively map the thickness and extent of lava flows from a deep-ocean submarine in high resolution," David Caress, an MBARI
engineer and lead author on one of the Nature Geoscience articles, said.
AUV can measure physical characteristics of the water, such as temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen, detect chlorophyll from microscopic marine algae, and measure concentrations of small particles (or oil droplets) in the water.
Nitrate has been measured directly in the water column using submersible analyzers on CTDs, and an autonomous nitrate analyzer has been developed for use on moorings by Hans Jannasch(*), Ken Johnson, and colleagues at MBARI
undersea deployment of AUV with underwater inductive charging
The next scientific ROV generation, presently under construction at MBARI
, will have all Ventana's scientific capabilities and an operational depth of 4,000 meters, which encompasses the full vertical range of the Monterey sanctuary.
Cooperative Effort with MBARI
, NOAA will Commercialize Autonomous Monitoring System
Studies like those conducted at MBARI
are just beginning to reveal the relationship of ostracods to other organisms.
and the world, MLML and MBARI
will use their connection to CalREN to further their research programs and collaborations with other researchers worldwide and to enable complex ventures such as MBARI
's Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS), which will allow scientists to perform long-term and real-time experiments 900 meters below the surface of Monterey Bay and will serve as an engineering, science, and education test bed for even larger regional ocean observatories.
The genome analyses involved a collaborative effort between MBARI
, JGI, and an international consortium of scientists from multiple institutions, including University of Washington, Ghent University (Belgium), and Washington University in St.