Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2009 projects
Upper ocean biogeochemistry

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Upper-Ocean Research and Development

Project Manager and Lead Scientist: John Ryan
Lead Engineer: Kanna Rajan

Regular sampling of the upper water column along transects in Monterey Bay using a Dorado AUV equipped with instruments to measure temperature, salinity, oxygen, fluorescence, optical backscatter, etc. supports multiple researchers: Francisco Chavez, John Ryan, Ken Johnson, Steve Haddock, and Kanna Rajan. Pooling the AUV time in one project provides great flexibility for swapping missions between research programs to benefit fromĀ  unexpected opportunities and delays in projects.

Last updated: Apr. 20, 2009