Mark Chaffey

Mark Chaffey


Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1708


My role at MBARI involves electrical design work, primarily on ROV systems, with special emphasis on fiber-optic communications and video systems. I also coordinate the ongoing engineering work on our ROV Tiburon, including the planning, testing and sea trials of upgrades and new equipment.
My past contributions at MBARI have included the initial outfitting of *Ventana* and design of its fiber optic telemetry and video camera systems, and on Tiburon, the design of the electrical architecture, ground fault detection system, main computer, video plant, and fiber optic telemetry systems. In addition to *Tiburon* engineering coordination, my principal technical effort in the near future will be the implementation of Digital Television (HDTV) capability on our underwater vehicles.