Behind the scenes

Day of Engineering, Science, and Technology

MBARI Research Chair Bruce Robison gave a presentation to the Board called

MBARI Research Chair Bruce Robison gave a presentation to the Board called “Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in MBARI’s past, present, and future: Connecting the water column to the benthos.”

July 1, 2014

MBARI’s Board of Directors visited the institute last month for our annual Day of Engineering, Science, and Technology (DOEST) to hear presentations from scientists and engineers about current research projects at the institute. The theme, “Understanding Changing Ocean Landscapes”, underscores MBARI’s overarching goal to understand the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the ocean.

Presenters discussed in detail MBARI’s wide array of observational platforms and sensors, the data captured from these systems, and the societal benefits yielded from their research. Board members were given tours of MBARI labs and workspaces. Among other things, they learned about the manufacturing capabilities of MBARI’s machine shop, and observed various equipment and autonomous robots that facilitate scientific research.