July 6, 2017

2017 Summer Intern Profile: Beverly Abadines

Name: Beverly Abadines

Project/Mentor: Power consumption of SeeStar open-source imaging system with Thom Maughan and Chad Kecy

School: California State University, San Bernardino

Hometown: Rialto, California

Tell us about your project:

I am working on the instrument interfacing and data-storage for the SeeStar open-source imaging system. SeeStar’s purpose is to autonomously photograph deep-sea ecosystems and record sensor data during long time periods.

My goal is to prolong SeeStar’s active duration by reducing its power consumption, as well as experimenting with the sensor modalities and serial communication.

Why did you want to intern for MBARI:

While I studied computer engineering, I wanted to learn about autonomous systems, such as the ones serving within Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), driverless cars, and remotely operated vehicles (ROV).

I was excited about being able to see and possibly work with a ROV. I was also especially surprised that my experience with software and hardware as an undergraduate matched with the program requirements.

What’s been your favorite part of MBARI so far:

The work culture at MBARI is incredible. I look forward to working on my project and seeking advice and mentorship from many of the staff I meet. The overall MBARI staff have such positive energy and are willing to go out of their way to dedicate their time and expertise to help interns.

The message conveyed since the very first day of the internship is that MBARI’s summer internship program aims to cultivate an experience where interns learn and develop into stronger contributors of their field. It feels that the program serves the interns rather than the interns serving the program.

And, if you had a boat, what would you name it? Boaty McBoatface 

 

 

Meet the rest of MBARI’s 2017 Summer Interns

Products

Data repository
Data policy
What is happening in Monterey Bay today?
Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System
Chemical data
Ocean float data
Slough data
Mooring ISUS measurements
Southern Ocean Data
Mooring data
M1 Mooring Summary Data
M1 ADCP (CeNCOOS)
M1 Asimet
M1 Download Info
M1 EMeter
M1 Fluorometer (CeNCOOS)
M1 GPS Location
Molecular and genomics data
ESP Web Portal
Seafloor mapping
Upper ocean data
Spatial Temporal Oceanographic Query System (STOQS) Data
Image gallery
Video library
Seminars
Previous seminars
David Packard Distinguished Lecturers
Research software
Video Annotation and Reference System
System Overview
Knowledgebase
Annotation Interface
Video Tape User Guide
Video File User Guide
Annotation Glossary
Query Interface
Basic User Guide
Advanced User Guide
Results
Query Glossary
FAQ
VARS Publications
Oceanographic Decision Support System
MB-System seafloor mapping software
MB-System Documentation
MB-System Announcements
MB-System Announcements (Archive)
How to Download and Install MB-System
MB-System Discussion Lists
MB-System FAQ
Matlab scripts: Linear regressions
Introduction to Model I and Model II linear regressions
A brief history of Model II regression analysis
Index of downloadable files
Summary of modifications
Regression rules of thumb
Results for Model I and Model II regressions
Graphs of the Model I and Model II regressions
Which regression: Model I or Model II?
Matlab scripts: Oceanographic calculations
Matlab scripts: Sound velocity
Visual Basic for Excel: Oceanographic calculations
Educational resources
MBARI Summer Internship Program
2017 Summer Interns Blog
Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)
EARTH workshops
2016—New Brunswick, NJ
2015—Newport, Oregon
2016 Satellite workshop—Pensacola, FL
2016 Satellite workshop—Beaufort, NC
EARTH resources
EARTH lesson plans
Lesson plans—published
Lesson plans—development
Lesson drafts—2015
Lesson drafts—2016 Pensacola
Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) Science Kits
Publications
Sample archive