Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

2013 projects

Current projects

MBARI projects can be ategorized into the following research and development themes:

  • Benthic processes, midwater research, and biogeochemistry are science-based projects.
  • Ocean observatories, 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 MBARI's projects for 2013. 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
    • Controlled, Agile, and Novel Observing Network (CANON)
    • The Ocean in a High CO2 World
    • Shallow-Water Free Ocean Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FOCE)
  • Benthic processes
    • Benthic Biology and Ecology
    • Continental Margin Processes
    • Ocean Chemistry of Greenhouse Gases
    • Pelagic-Benthic Coupling
    • Submarine Volcanism
  • Midwater research
    • Biodiversity and Biooptics of Zooplankton
    • Midwater Ecology
    • Midwater Time Series
    • Moored Midwater Camera System
  • Upper-ocean biogeochemistry
    • Ecology and Dynamics of Picophytoeukaryotes
    • Molecular Ecology of Marine and Aquatic Organisms
    • Monterey Bay Time Series
  • Ocean observatories
    • Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network (AOSN)
    • Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS)
    • Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB)
    • Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS) Operation and Maintenance
    • Ocean Observatories Initiative Cyberinfrastructure
  • In situ instruments
    • Application of Chemical Sensors
    • Benthic Event Detectors
    • Chemical Sensor Program
    • Coastal Profiling Float
    • Cytometer Technology for Autonomous Platforms
    • Enhancing Detection Chemistries
    • Lagrangian Sediment Trap/Vertical Profiler
    • Modification of In Situ Respirometers
    • Power Buoy/Renewable at-sea Power
    • Self-Contained Plankton Imager
    • Sensors: Underwater Research of the Future (SURF) Center
    • Vertical Profiling Camera
  • Vehicle enhancements and upgrades
    • Collaborative Multi-Robot Exploration of the Coastal Ocean
    • Distributed Autonomy
    • Iceberg AUV
    • Long-Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LRAUV)
    • LRAUV Verification Imager
    • Miniature Remotely Operated Vehicle
    • Ocean Imaging
    • Precision Control Technologies
  • Data management and information outreach
    • Augmeted Reality Applications
    • Core Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) Data
    • Core Navigation Data
    • Core Mooring Data
    • Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)
    • Integrated Time Series
    • Legacy Data System
    • MB-System Software for Processing Seafloor Mapping Sonar Data
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium and MBARI Partnership
    • Observatory Software Technology Transfer
    • Outline Annotation of Dive Video
    • Streaming Data Middleware
    • Testing Student-Developed Marine Systems
  • Infrastructure support
    • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Infrastructure Support
    • Division of Marine Operations Support
    • Support Engineering Upgrades
    • Mooring Maintenance
Last updated: Feb. 13, 2013