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1999 Projects

Current Projects

Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Benthic processes
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Midwater research
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Upper ocean biogeochemistry
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New research platforms
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) ROV improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Mooring improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New in-situ Instruments
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Information management and archiving
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Education and outreach
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1998 Projects
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1997 Projects


1999 Projects:
Information management and archiving

Documentation of R&D projects

Project lead/manager: Judy Donaldson

MBARI’s engineering research and development projects have not been documented in a consistent, orderly manner. Information currently available only by personal communication and dispersed in file cabinets and on hundreds of computer diskettes and hard drives is not easily accessible. Furthermore, this information is subject to being lost as people move around within the institute or leave to pursue other interests. If MBARI is to fulfill its mission to "transfer research results, technology, and operational techniques to the marine science community worldwide," project work must be systematically documented. Engineers, ROV pilots, and other staff who develop new hardware, software, and technical methods are responsible for submitting basic documentation, including text and drawings. The technical writer will be responsible for ensuring readability and organization of basic manuals and will work with the librarian-archivist to keep the information updated and accessible. The goal of this project is to produce the manuals that will make MBARI technical information readily available internally and externally to the marine science community.

Last updated: 07 October 2004