Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
MBARI Educational Webpages

MBARI’s educational mission is to build upon our unique strengths in science and technology to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of the ocean. To that end, MBARI's extremely talented staff has generated some exceptional web pages that can be used for educational purposes. Please remember that the information contained on these pages is for educational use only. Contact the author of the page or George I. Matsumoto for any other use. Follow any of the links below to learn more about the exciting and innovative work done at MBARI.

submarine volcanism Submarine volcanism

These web pages provide links to mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, hot spots, and margin processes. There are also links to some of the MBARI publications on these topics.

ISUS Chemical sensors

Ken Johnson's chemical sensor group has put together a website with a periodic table of elements that provides information on each element.

seapig Marine biology

Marine biologists at MBARI do most of their research on organisms that live in the open ocean and the deep sea. Their research focuses on a variety of life forms and marine environments.

mars web cam Web cameras

Web cameras provide views of images from cameras on board our research vessels, remotely operated vehicles, and the MARS science node, 891 meters below the surface of Monterey Bay.

phytoplankton Biogeochemistry

The biological ocean group studies the biogeochemical response to climate and ocean variability. The data used in these investigation come from moorings, satellites, and ships.

MOOS MBARI Ocean Observing System (MOOS)

Ocean observation systems are under development to provide critical information for research on climate change, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem assessment, and environmental hazards.

MARS Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS)

This project allows scientists to monitor the deep-sea 24 hours a day and receive data and images in real time. In addition, it provides instruments with a constant supply of power, eliminating the need to charge batteries.

ESP Environmental Sample Processor (ESP)

A fascinating in situ instrument, the ESP has a variety of functions and applications, including the real time collection and analysis of subsurface water samples which would allow instant notification of toxic algal blooms.

david packard and tiburon MBARI history

Additional information about the history of MBARI can be found by examining our 20-year retrospective.

Last updated: May. 11, 2011