Division of Marine Operations supportProject Manager: Chris Grech
This project allows the institute to estimate the resource allocation and track the usage of shared resources (engineering time, machine shop time, etc.) required to operate and upgrade its major marine assets: moorings, vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).
AUV Infrastructure SupportProject Manager and Lead Scientist: John Ryan
Lead Engineer: Dave Caress
This project coordinates AUV operations and data management, including mission planning, software development, science data processing, data archiving, dissemination, and preparation of results for publication.
Feasibility of High-definition Camera ReplacementProject Manager: Todd Walsh
Lead Scientist: Steve Haddock
Lead Engineer: Mark Chaffey
Given the importance of high-quality underwater video and still imagery to MBARI's research and education objectives, a team consisting of science, engineering, and video professionals will investigate the current state-of-the-art in high-performance camera systems to determine whether it is feasible to upgrade our ROV camera systems.