Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2008 projects
Instrumentation

Benthic Rover

Project Manager: Alana Sherman
Lead Scientist: Ken Smith
Lead Engineer: Paul McGill

This platform will be deployed on the Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS) cable in 2008 when the observatory infrastructure is complete. Tasks to be completed before deployment on MARS include integrating the camera, video camera, and lights. Ultimately, the Rover will be capable of monitoring changes in benthic communities and their oxygen consumption on time scales ranging from weeks to years.

Last updated: Oct. 07, 2009