Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Research and Development

Research and development projects at MBARI are focused on the following research themes: exploration and discovery, ocean visualization, ecosystem dynamics, and ocean biogeochemistry. Innovative technologies are developed to allow researchers to identify and resolve important questions and advance our understanding of the ocean.

Multidisciplinary projects

Technology projects

Exploration and discovery

Ocean Visualization

Ecosystem dynamics

Ocean biogeochemistry



Research groups

Biology and ecology



Engineering groups

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Research Division Chair Bruce Robison    •    Director of Engineering Development Doug Au

Biologists and ecologists



Software engineers

Electrical engineers

Mechanical engineers

Last updated: Feb. 04, 2015