Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2008 projects
Benthic research

Submarine Volcanism

Project Manager: Alice Davis
Lead Scientist: Dave Clague

Clague’s major field program will use MBARI's mapping autonomous underwater vehicle, the D. Allan B. in “fly-away” mode from a ship of opportunity. Clague plans to return to Axial Seamount along the Juan de Fuca ridge crest to acquire bottom mapping data in support of the proposed Axial Seamount Observatory using the Monterey Ocean Observing System (MOOS) mooring technology. Given the rough volcanic terrain, excellent mapping data will be critical to laying a benthic cable that can survive for a year or more and provide power and communications to suites of instruments designed to catch incipient volcanic and hydrothermal activity

Last updated: Jul. 23, 2009