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Upper ocean biogeochemistry

Observing complexity in the coastal ocean
Project Manager/Lead Scientist: John Ryan
Lead Engineer: Hans Thomas

John Ryan’s attention will shift from studies of biological layering in Monterey Bay to the effect of topography on productivity and marine ecology. Funding from NASA will add airborne hyperspectral imaging data to the in situ marine data Ryan will collect using MBARI ships and AUVs. Ryan is also serving ably as the MOOS project scientist, using his broad overview of marine biological system dynamics to define key experiments using MOOS technology.