Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Infrastructure SupportProject lead: Dave Caress, John Ryan
Project manager: John Ryan
This project coordinates institute-wide AUV operations and data management, including mission planning, software development, science data processing, data archiving, dissemination, and preparation of results for publication.
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: vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).
Mooring MaintenanceProject leads: Francisco Chavez, T. Craig Dawe, Kevin Gomes
Project manager: Mike Kelley
This project tracks shared engineering time for the operation of MBARI's institutionally supported moorings. Data from the moorings are utilized by a number of MBARI scientists as well as many externally funded projects, institutions, and organizations.
Support Engineering UpgradesProject lead: Rich Schramm
Project manager: Kevin Gomes
Data gathered by MBARI’s vessels, platforms, and instruments are fundamental to numerous research programs and for enhancing scientific understanding of the ocean. In addition to ship and wireless communications issues to be addressed, support engineering will team up with the Information Systems group to upgrade critical hardware and software.