MBARI ocean observing systems
MBARI ocean observing system program
Project Manager: Keith Raybould
Scientist: John Ryan
Engineer: Mark Chaffey
This is the third year of the MOOS project, which was proposed in late
1999. In 2003 most of the sub-systems needed to support the innovative features of
MOOS will be designed and built. Testing will begin on these sub-systems
to prepare for full
integration in early 2004. A Dorado class AUV will be built and handed
over to Marine Operations, and a cable laying
toolsled will be built for ROV Tiburon.
Engineering will begin early system-level work on AUV docking. They
will also continue pursuit of a high-power generation system—a necessary
mooring-based ocean observatories.
Cabled observatory efforts will be focused on
planning and permitting for the MARS test bed in Monterey Bay and on
participation in the NEPTUNE project.