Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2006 projects
New in situ instruments

Deep-sea environmental sample processor (D-ESP)

Project Manager and Lead Scientist: Chris Scholin
Lead Engineer: Scott Jensen

With substantial funding from NASA, the ESP development team will complete the modification of the instrument for deployment in deep-sea vent communities to evaluate the abundance of thermophilic and methanotrophic microorganisms present. They will develop a more detailed design for a modified ESP that is compatible with Martian surface operations.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009