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.
Aquatic Autosampler 2000Scientists and engineers will develop an automated device for performing in-situ molecular assays on marine organisms.
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.
Instrumentation for studies on redox-active chemical species Staff will develop new means of assessing hydrogen-sulfide concentrations at cold-seep and hydrothermal sites, where chemosynthetic organisms thrive.
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