Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2005 projects
MBARI Ocean observing system (MOOS)

MARS facility support

Project Manager: Debra Stakes
Lead Scientists: Marcia McNutt, Jim Bellingham
Lead Engineer: Gene Massion

In 2005 the MARS (Monterey Accelerated Reasearch System) cabled observatory infrastructure will be fabricated, integrated, tested, and installed. The installation will be followed by a six-month commissioning period that will extend into 2006. It is anticipated that a few well-characterized experiments will be deployed during the commissioning period to examine the end-to-end operation of the facility. 

While the infrastructure team works toward the 2005 deployment of the node and cable, the facility personnel will assist with the construction of the control room and shore landing trailer. Earliest experiments will likely be connected to the MARS node in 2006. 

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009