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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: New in-situ Instruments

Scientists benefit most from the availability of research platforms such as ROVs, moorings, and AUVs when well-calibrated and reliable instruments can be deployed from those platforms. In 1999 MBARI will strive to complete instrument development projects already underway and begin new efforts to advance in-situ instrumentation for broader, more reliable, real-time ocean monitoring.

rd_diam.gif (232 bytes) Aquatic Autosampler 2000Scientists and engineers will develop an automated device for performing in-situ molecular assays on marine organisms.

rd_diam.gif (232 bytes) Solid-state chemical analyzersResearchers will continue development of  the fully programmable "analyzer-on-a-chip," which will be able to quantify a dissolved chemicals in the ocean.

rd_diam.gif (232 bytes) Instrumentation for studies on redox-active chemical speciesStaff will develop new means of assessing hydrogen-sulfide concentrations at cold-seep and hydrothermal sites, where chemosynthetic organisms thrive.

rd_diam.gif (232 bytes) Low-power, high-performance instrument controllerEngineers will take utilize the latest advances in microprocessor technology to design a controller that can be used with all MBARI deep-sea instruments.

Last updated: 10 November 2003