James G. Bellingham
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Photo by Greg Pio
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Ph.D., Physics||Sept 1988|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||S.M., Physics||Sept 1984|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||S.B., Physics||Sept 1984|
James G. Bellingham is the Chief Technologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. His personal research activity revolves around the development and use of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). In the process of developing these vehicles, he spent considerable time at sea, leading over 20 AUV expeditions. Dr. Bellingham leads the Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network (AOSN) program at MBARI, which uses fleets of autonomous vehicles to adapt to and observe rapidly changing oceanographic processes.
Other activity includes:
Perspectives:“New Windows in the Ocean,” Bellingham, J. G., “New Windows in the Ocean: Next Generation Ocean Observing Systems,” Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, Southwest Regional Meeting, April 19, 2002.
Technology overview from ORION Report, (Note: this is chapter 5 of an 11MB PDF).
Cruises and Field Operations with AUVs:
|Monterey Bay 2006 Field Program||July-August 2006|
AOSN 2003 Field Program in Monterey Bay (Experiment Lead)
|USCGC Healey, ArcticOcean (Chief Scientist)||Oct- Nov 2001|
|POINT SUR, MUSE 2000, Monterey Bay(Chief Scientist)||Sept 2000|
|McARTHUR, Monterey Bay (Chief Scientist)||Jan 2000|
SITE 99, Monterey Bay (Experiment Lead)
|OCEANUS, Massachusetts Bay, (Chief Scientist)||Sept 1998|
|ALLIANCE, Mediterranean Sea, GOATS ‘98||May-June 1998|
|KNORR, Labrador Sea, (Chief Scientist, Expedition Lead)||Jan – Feb 1998|
|OCEANUS, Sargasso Sea, (Chief Scientist)||Oct 1997|
|CAPE HATTERAS, Cape Cod Bay, (Chief Scientist)||May 1997|
|TANEKAHA, Kaikoura Canyon, (Chief Scientist, AUV Ops)||Feb 1997|
|DIANE G, Cape Cod Bay, (Chief Scientist)||Nov 1996|
|ROSS BAY, Haro Strait, (Chief Scientist, AUV Ops)||Jun - Jul 1996|
|DIANE G, Buzzards Bay, (Chief Scientist)||Mar - Apr 1996|
|FERREL, Stellwagen Bank, (Co-Chief Scientist)||Oct 1995|
|DISCOVERER, Juan de Fuca Ridge,||Jun 1995|
|WEATHERBIRD, Bermuda, (Chief Scientist)||May 1995|
Joint operations with FAU, Florida,
|DISCOVERER, Juan de Fuca Ridge,||Jul 1994|
|Sea Ice Mechanics Initiative (SIMI), Beaufort Sea,||Apr 1994|
|Under-ice tests, Lake Winnipesaukee,||Feb - Mar 1994|
|Nathaniel B. Palmer, Bellingshausen Sea,||Dec 1992 - Jan 1993|
Outside Professional Service:Dr. Bellingham has served as committee member for the National Academies on the “Illuminating the Hidden Planet” study, the Arctic Observing Network study, and the ongoing Naval Studies Board Committee for Distributed Systems.
He served six years on the Deep Submergence Science Committee (DeSSC) which is the community advisory group for the National Deep Submergence Facility (operators of ALVIN and JASON II).
Dr. Bellingham has organized and participated in many community workshops.
Honors and Awards:
Some Relevant Media Coverage:
Carl Posey, “Robots of the Deep Blue Yonder,” Popular Science, February, 2003.
Robert Kunzig, “A thousand diving robots,” Discover, April, 1996.
JR Fricke, “Down to the Sea in Robots,” Technology Review, Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 1994.
Current Organization Membership:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
Marine Technology Society