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Instrumentation and sensor development

Development of an ROV deployable acoustic gas sensor
Project Manager: Ed Peltzer
Lead Scientists: Peter Brewer

This project was originally approved as part of the Ocean Chemistry of Greenhouse Gases (Phase II) renewal last year. Because of unforeseen delays in the assembly of a prototype instrument at Schlumberger, MBARIís role in the project has been delayed until 2003. The acoustic gas sensor was spun off as a separate project beginning in 2003. This project will make innovative use of MBARI's unique deep-sea vehicles to aid in the development of new instruments, systems and methods to address fundamental issues in ocean chemistry. MBARI will continue partnership with colleagues at Schlumberger-Doll Research to develop, adapt to an ROV, and test a novel in situ acoustic gas sensor for use in the deep-sea.