Oceanographic Decision Support System

A screen shot of the ODSS during an experiment

Experiment view in the ODSS

At MBARI, 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. The latter is particularly useful in generating scientific publications post-facto the experiment.

View real-time data in ODSS

ODSS source code

Publication

Gomes, K.D. ClineD. Edgington, M. Godin, T. MaughanM. McCannT. O’ReillyF. BahrF. ChavezM. Messié, J. Das, and K. Rajan (2013). ODSS: A decision support system for ocean exploration. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Data-Driven Decision Guidance and Support Systems (DGSS), 29th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Data Engineering 2013, Brisbane, Australia. Read article.

Technology

Solving challenges
Taking the laboratory into the ocean
In Situ Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer
Midwater Respirometer System
Mobile flow cytometer
Enabling targeted sampling
Automated Video Event Detection
Gulper autonomous underwater vehicle
Advancing a persistent presence
Aerostat hotspot
Benthic event detectors
Benthic rover
Long-range autonomous underwater vehicle Tethys
Marine “soundscape” for passive acoustic monitoring
Monterey Ocean-Bottom Broadband Seismometer
Shark Café camera
Wave Glider-based communications hotspot
Emerging and current tools
Communications
Aerostat hotspot
Wave Glider-based communications hotspot
Wet WiFi
Data management
Oceanographic Decision Support System
Spatial Temporal Oceanographic Query System (STOQS) Data
Video Annotation and Reference System
Instruments
Apex profiling floats
Benthic event detectors
Deep particle image velocimetry
Environmental Sample Processor (ESP)
How the ESP Works
Genomic sensors
ESP Web Portal
The ESP in the news
Investigations of imaging for midwater autonomous platforms
Lagrangian sediment traps
Laser Raman Spectroscopy
Midwater Respirometer System
Mobile flow cytometer
Smart underwater connector
OGC PUCK Reference Design Kit
Discussion
Promoters and manufacturers
Implementation
Manufacturer ID
Power
Wave-Power Buoy
Vehicle technology
Benthic Rover
Gulper autonomous underwater vehicle
Imaging autonomous underwater vehicle
In Situ Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer
Seafloor mapping AUV
Long-range autonomous underwater vehicle Tethys
Mini remotely operated vehicle
ROV Doc Ricketts
ROV Ventana
Video
Automated Video Event Detection
Machine learning
SeeStar Imaging System
Shark Café camera
Video Annotation and Reference System
Engineering Research
Bioinspiration Lab
Bringing the laboratory to the ocean
Bringing the ocean to the laboratory
Bio-inspired ocean exploration technologies
Machine autonomy
Fault prognostication
Wet WiFi
Machine autonomy blog
Persistence Lab publications
Technology publications
Technology transfer