MBARI creates and globally scales the visionary technologies required to explore, map, and understand our changing ocean.
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The MBARI Oceanographic Decision Support System (ODSS) provides real-time feedback of research activity in Monterey Bay and provides a coordinated view of all ships, vehicles, and instruments involved in MBARI experiments.
We utilize the ODSS for situational awareness, experiment planning, collaboration, and data analysis. In the ODSS, ocean scientists collaboratively design their experiments, communicate with other participants, track asset locations, and command robotic vehicles at sea. Data from these assets are retrieved when communication is possible, stored, then made available for download or playback from a single portal for further analysis either by human or machine learning methods.
R/V Rachel Carson
Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)
R/V Western Flyer
Long-range autonomous underwater vehicle (LRAUV)