Furthering marine research through the peer efforts of scientists and engineers
May 11, 2015
Illustration of eDNA
Scientists may use an MBARI autonomous underwater vehicle to sample environmental DNA as part of the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network.

How can you track changes in complex marine ecosystems over time? MBARI scientists are part of a team trying to do just this with a five-year, $7 million grant through the National Ocean Partnership Program. The proposed Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) will combine species counts and ecological data from existing research programs with newer data gathered using cutting-edge satellites, robots, and genetic analyses.

pH probes in MBARI test tank
A variety of pH probes hang in the MBARI test tank during the second phase of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE competition.

April 27, 2015

A team including two MBARI researchers has been selected for the final stage of a million-dollar ocean technology competition. The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE has offered two prizes of $1 million each to science and engineering teams from around the world to create a pH sensor that accurately and affordably measures ocean acidification.
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