Behind the scenes

CANON research continues on the R/V Western Flyer

This morning, the R/V Western Flyer was spotted by researchers aboard another MBARI vessel, the R/V Rachel Carson.

This morning, the R/V Western Flyer was spotted by researchers aboard another MBARI vessel, the R/V Rachel Carson.

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.