At WHOI, the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory
will soon become the homeport of a new observing platform called the Autonomous Vertically Profiling Plankton Observatory (AVPPO), which is designed to observe daily, seasonal, and annual changes in the coastal Atlantic Ocean ecosystem (left).
This summer and fall, she and colleagues are testing a new instrument, the Imaging FlowCytobot, at the WHOI Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO).
FlowCytobot has been operating almost continuously at the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory since 2003, and it works great.
At locations such as the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory
(MVCO) operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, researchers have staked out a parcel of ocean and are observing it with 24/7 vigilance, with the potential to do so for years.
The Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory
(MVCO) allow scientists to measure small details of ocean process with minute-by-minute resolution, while also affording the opportunity to paint broader pictures of what is happening in the northwestern Atlantic over the longer term.