Research Tools

A wide array of tools developed at MBARI are used for ocean research.

  • Midwater respirometer
  • Environmental Sample Processor
  • Laser Raman spectrometer
  • Video annotation software
  • Wave Glider communications hotspot

See all seagoing tools


Administration & Planning

The Division of Marine Operations operates MBARI’s ships, vehicles, moorings, and cabled observatory.

Where are the Ships?

This map shows the location of MBARI’s ships, instruments, and robotic vehicles in and around Monterey Bay. The map is updated every five minutes.

See larger map and today’s cruise plans