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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: Mooring improvements

MBARI Ocean Observing System

Project lead/manager: Daniel Davis
Project team: Francisco Chavez and Robert A. Herlien

The goal of this project is to create a context for proposing and evaluating new initiatives for further development of MBARI’s ocean-observing capabilities. We will coordinate the planning process for management and staff to assess and define the scientific objectives and requirements, the technology challenges and opportunities, and the necessary scope of commitment for various options. The purpose is to build a strategic plan for the MBARI Ocean Observing System, so that decisions made within the next few years will support the wider array of scientific research that we hope to conduct in the future. This strategy will complement the change in status of the moorings to an institute- wide operational platform and will broadly address questions such as how best to utilize AUV technology in ocean observing systems.

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Last updated: 07 October 2004