MBARI creates and globally scales the visionary technologies required to explore, map, and understand our changing ocean.
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Explore deep-sea observations with this interactive guide.
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MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research center advancing marine science and engineering to understand our changing ocean.
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The David Packard Distinguished Lecture series, inaugurated in 2000, brings eminent ocean researchers to MBARI to educate our staff on exciting developments in marine science and technology, and forge closer ties with the top oceanographers in all fields. Our past Distinguished Lecturers include:
The future of the Arctic Ocean: scientific and technological challenges in the 4-D exploration of ice-covered deep seas
Genesis and metamorphosis of underwater work capability
Technology for scientific deep-sea exploration: Where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?
Climate and sea level change
The Microbial Sea Around Us
What’s Happening to Science?
Autonomous components of the ocean observing system
Microbial Oceanography: Its scope, challenges, and opportunities
Sonars, acoustics, and oceanography, or oceanography, acoustics, and sonar?
Geodesy in the Service of Marine Geophysics
Prochlorococcus: A window into the photosynthetic machinery of the oceans
Science, Technology, and People
Methane hydrate reservoir instability: Implications for marine geology and climate change