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Instrumentation and sensor development

The Environmental Sample Processor (ESP): A device for detecting microorganisms in situ using molecular probe technology
Project Managers/Lead Engineers: Scott Jensen/Gene Massion
Lead Scientist: Chris Scholin

An external proposal submitted to NOPP to develop a second generation ESP (2G ESP) will be supported over three years.

During 2003, the 2G ESP design will be refined, and the system will be assembled. The goal of the design effort is to produce a robust instrument, mature enough to support MBARI science missions ( and those of external collaborators) without the necessity of support from the science/engineering development team. This is a necessary step in transferring ESP technology to users beyond those at MBARI.