Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2006 projects
Benthic Processes

Long-term broadband seismic observatory in Monterey Bay

Project Manager and Lead Scientist:  Barbara Romanowicz
Lead Engineer: Paul McGill

MBARI will continue to service the broadband seismometer (MOBB) currently deployed on Smooth Ridge. MOBB engineering data will continue to be analyzed by engineers at MBARI to support observatory and network development.

Looking to the future, researchers will evaluate various available technologies for the MARS Science Instrument Interface Module (SIIM) extension cable and for a data logger modification needed to connect to the network. Connecting the MOBB to the MARS network will alleviate the need for ROV visits every four months to download data and replace batteries.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009