Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

2014 projects

Institutional initiative

Controlled, Agile, and Novel Observing Network (CANON)

Project leads:  Jim Bellingham, Francisco Chavez, Steve Haddock, Chris Scholin, Ken Smith, Bob Vrijenhoek, Alexandra Z. Worden
Project manager: Francisco Chavez
Project website

This initiative brings together the research efforts of Jim Bellingham, Francisco Chavez, Steve Haddock, Chris Scholin, Ken Smith, Bob Vrijenhoek, and Alexandra Worden toward improved understanding of complex physical and biological ocean processes that lead to ephemeral features in the ocean, such as harmful algal blooms and microbial activities that drive cycling of life-sustaining elements. Field experiments in 2014 in Southern California in the spring and Monterey Bay in the fall will build on past years' field programs, as well as further development and application of the Environmental Sampler Processor (ESP), autonomous vehicles, adaptive sampling and control, and modeling.

Last updated: Jan. 23, 2014