Farley Shane

Farley Shane


Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1756

Fax: (831) 775-1646

email: shfa@mbari.org

Farley has thirty-three years of ocean engineering design experience. A partial list of relevant MBARI projects includes:

• Subsea equipment in support of Ocean Acidification experiments
• Tiburon ROV
• Arctic and mapping AUVs
• ROV manipulator tools;
• diver lift system;
• seawater hydraulic underwater construction tools;
• anchor embedment system;
• autonomous underwater video camera deployment system.
• buoy stability calculations and component design,
• Tiburon ROV compensation system and toolsleds,
• Pan and tilt design modifications,
• AUV components design including patented propulsion system, docking system
• autonomous video camera deployment system,
• pressure housing designs,
• filtration cart design.
• MARS system components and Horizontal Directional Drilling Implementation
• Ocean acidification experiment systems designs
• Greenhouse Gases Experiment Equipment
• Underwater Laser Raman Spectrometer Precision Positioning

Experience prior to coming to MBARI includes:

• Lead ocean engineer at the MCA Engineers, Camarillo facility. Project manager for all ocean engineering work in the Government Services Division. Designed and deployed long term anchoring system for U.S. Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF).
• Project Engineer for numerous U.S. Navy projects related to design and testing of tools and equipment for divers and underwater vehicles. A partial list of projects includes:
• underwater stud gun;
• water powered tools: impact wrench, grinder, bandsaw;
• diver lift system;
• underwater metal detectors;
• ROV jetting system for cable burial.
• quick deployable arctic shelter,
• evaluation of arctic survival equipment;
• test fixture for innovative testing of new hull for Seawolf class submarines;
• Design of Arion underwater vehicle;
• ROV jetting system for cable burial;
• Program Engineer for ROV and manned submersible recovery of Challenger Space Shuttle wreckage. Responsibilities included: mobilization, developing search patterns, and conducting search and recovery, Liaison between primary ROV contractor, U.S. Navy, and NASA during Shuttle payload search and recovery.
• R&D Engineer for the design, fabrication, and assembly of primary mechanical and stabilizing components for the Arion deep towed search vehicle.
• Designed components and systems for the Concrete Island Drilling System (A unique mobile arctic drilling vessel used to withstand nearshore ice floes).