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Images related to MBARI News Release:
Undersea data network planned for Monterey Bay

23 September 2002 News release 

Note: These images may not be copied, reprinted, or used without explicit permission from MBARI. Members of the media needing higher-resolution versions should contact Debbie Meyer, pressroom@mbari.org, 831-775-1807.

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2002 MBARI

View of Monterey Bay and Monterey Canyon, showing one possible route for the MARS cable. Inset shows instrument nodes attached to the end of the cable.


C. Paull 2002 MBARI

A remote instrument node (RIN) being lowered into Monterey Bay from the transom of the R/V Western Flyer. This RIN contains a variety of  instruments for measuring water temperature, conductivity, and density, currents, sediment load, and chlorophyll concentrations. Currently, the batteries for these instruments must be replace every three months. Eventually we hope to hook up these instruments to the MARS network for long-term sea-floor monitoring.

 


2002 MBARI

This underwater photograph (captured from video) shows a remote instrument node (RIN) on the sea bed in Monterey canyon. This RIN contains a variety of  instruments for measuring water temperature, conductivity, and density, currents, sediment load, and chlorophyll concentrations. Currently, the batteries for these instruments must be replace every three months. Eventually we hope to hook up these instruments to the MARS network for long-term sea-floor monitoring.

 


T. Walsh 2002 MBARI

This photograph shows a remote instrument node (RIN) in the MBARI test tank, along with MBARI's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Ventana. We are testing the ROV's ability to set up instruments on the RIN before installing the RIN on the sea bed.