Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Ocean Observatories
Technology transfer

MBARI is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific and technical information for public benefit. MBARI researchers are expected to publish the results of their research. They use a variety of methods to transfer MBARI developments to the oceanographic community. For example the AUV tailcone design, the In Situ Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer, and Land/Ocean Biogeochemistry Observatory have been licensed for manufacture and distribution by commercial partners. The Plug and Work Discussion Group is helping to build community consensus on plug-and-work instruments for ocean observatories. MBARI's Video Annotation and Reference System is being distributed for research use as open source software.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009