2019 Expeditions

Midwater Ecology Expedition Fall 2019

November 15-21, 2019 – The Midwater Ecology Group is studying and collecting midwater animals in conjunction with collaborators from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research and Auckland University.

Bioinspiration 2019 Expedition

August 14—20, 2019 – The Bioinspiration Group will be using a new suite of imaging tools and ROV collections to understand the form and function of midwater animals for bioinspired design.

Biodiversity and Biooptics 2019 Expedition

July 9-17, 2019 – The Bioluminescence Lab will conduct ROV and scuba dives to study the biochemical, physiological, and genetic adaptations that midwater organisms have evolved to survive and diversify in the deep sea.

Midwater Ecology Expedition Summer 2019

June 11-17, 2019 – The Midwater Ecology Group is studying and collecting midwater animals in conjunction with collaborators from the Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

CANON Spring 2019 Expedition Log

May 30-June 4, 2019 – A fleet of smart, autonomous instruments in parallel with shipboard sampling will give a fuller picture of the behavior and variability of marine life.

Seafloor Ecology Expedition 2019

April 19 to April 24, 2019 – The Benthic biology and ecology group is heading out to study deep-sea communities in three different environments.

Midwater Ecology Expedition Spring 2019

March 8-14, 2019 – The Midwater Ecology Group is measuring oxygen consumption rates of select deep-sea animals using a custom-designed tool, the Midwater Respirometry System (MRS).

Wind Farm Expedition 2019

February 4 to 14, 2019 – MBARI's Geological Changes group is investigating the activity of submarine channels, gullies, and pockmarks as well as beginning to conduct post-lay impacts of submarine telecommunications cables.