Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
2004 projects
MBARI ocean observing system (MOOS)

Communication interface for SIO benthic rover - MARS cable connection

Project Manager/Lead scientist: Jim Barry
Lead Scientist: Ken Smith (MBARI adjunct)
Lead Engineer: Brent Roman

This is a project to develop a communications interface between the benthic ROVER under development by Ken Smith at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and the MARS cable network.

The ROVER (a mobile benthic instrument platform) is capable of performing a suite of measurements and then moving to another site for repeat sampling. This allows considerably higher sampling rates than possible using conventional instrument packages. During 2004, we will develop an engineering plan to integrate acoustic modems to the MARS node and the benthic ROVER.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009