Behind the scenes
CANON research continues on the R/V Western Flyer
October 2, 2014
MBARI’s CANON research team is on the Flyer deploying many oceanographic instruments to study the interplay between physics, chemistry, and biology, and represent the core of the oceanic food web. The researchers aim to merge observation, modeling, and prediction to cast projections of biological, chemical, and physical gradients within a defined region. By directing small fleets of mobile sensors within that domain, they will detect specific phenomena remotely, collect physical samples of microbes, algae, and small invertebrates autonomously, and track the evolution of biological patches over time.