Instrumentation and sensor development
InCyt: Exploring the
potential implementation of a novel in situ cytometer on MBARI
Project Manager: Paul McGill
Lead Scientist: Ed DeLong
Lead Engineer: Mark Brown
This project continues a collaboration combining the
expertise of MBARI with that of Ger van den Engh, who is developing a
simple, novel, and robust submersible marine cytometer (SUMAC) for analyzing plankton.
The proposed device will circumvent the complications of in situ deployment encountered with conventional
flow cytometers. T
The design and construction of the instrument is
planned to be developed under NSF and MBARI funding. MBARI will provide engineering consultation to develop pressure housings and connector configurations
required for initial SUMAC testing on ROVs. MBARI will also be
considering potential science uses and evaluating resources required to construct and
package the SUMAC for implementation.