Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

2010 projects

Current projects

MBARI projects can be categorized into the following research themes:

  • Benthic processes, midwater research, and upper ocean biogeochemistry are science-based projects.
  • Ocean observatories, new in situ instruments, and enhancements to the remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles are technology-based projects.
  • Data management and information outreach ensure widespread access to MBARI research.
  • Infrastructure support provides physical maintenance for MBARI assets.
  • Potential institutional initiatives identify world-class oceanographic problems to be addressed with interdisciplinary teams and significant technological components.

Below is a list of all the 2010 projects. To find out more about a project, click on the section header above it, which will take you to brief summaries of the projects within that research theme.  For summaries of research projects from  previous years, see past projects. For details about accomplishments in past years, see the online versions of the MBARI Annual Report.

  • Institutional initiatives
    • The Ocean in a High CO2 World
    • Free Ocean Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FOCE)
    • Modification of In-Situ Respirometers for Ocean Acidification Studies
    • Biodiversity Initiative
    • Controlled, Agile, and Novel Observing Network (CANON)
  • Benthic processes
    • Ocean Chemistry of the Greenhouse Gases
    • Benthic Biology and Ecology
    • Submarine Volcanism
    • Continental Margin and Submarine Processes
    • Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Marine and Aquatic Organisms
    • Pelagic-Benthic Coupling
    • Seafloor Imaging and Seafloor Imaging of Marine Protected Areas
  • Midwater research
    • Midwater Ecology
    • Midwater Time Series
    • Zooplankton Biodiversity and Bio-Optics in the Deep Sea
  • Upper ocean biogeochemistry
    • Ecology and Dynamics of Picophytoeukaryotes
    • Natural and Human-Induced Change in Monterey Bay and the California Current System
    • Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network (AOSN)
    • Probe Chemistries for Use with the Environmental Sample Processor
    • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Upper Ocean Research and Applications
  • Ocean observatories
    • SENSORS: Ocean Observing System Instrument Network Infrastructure
    • Power Buoy: Prototype Test
    • Monterey Ocean Observing System (MOOS) Upper Canyon Experiment
    • Mooring Technology Collaboration
    • Mooring Maintenance
  • New in situ instruments
    • Chemical Sensor Program
    • Application of Chemical Sensors
    • Sensors: Underwater Research of the Future (SURF) Center
    • Benthic Event Detectors
    • High Resolution Seismic Refraction
    • Sedimentation Event Sensor
    • Feasibility Study for RED ONE Camera
  • Vehicle enhancements and upgrades
    • Precision Control Technologies
    • Distributed Autonomy
    • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Benthic Imaging
    • Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
  • Data management and information outreach
    • Upper Water Column Data Visualization
    • Video Annotation Analysis and Presentation
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium and MBARI Partnership
    • Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)
    • MultiBeam System
    • Seafloor Mapping Data Support
    • Marine Metadata Initiative
    • Core Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) Data
    • Core Navigation Data
    • Core Mooring Data
    • Outline Annotation of Dive Video
  • Infrastructure support
    • Division of Marine Operations Support
    • Feasibility of a Digital Video Archive
Last updated: Jan. 03, 2011