Thornton, B. (2019). Adaptive Robotics 2.0. Oral Presentation at Oceanology International, San Diego, CA, USA.
Annabel Slater is a science communicator with a particular interest in the life sciences. She has worked in science communication, television, and publishing. She has studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, Science Media Production at Imperial College London, and Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy at Glasgow School of Art and the University of … Continued
Scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor surveyed deep-sea seamounts outside Isla del Coco UNESCO World Heritage site revealing coral communities with surprising diversity. PUNTARENAS, COSTA RICA – A three-week expedition off the coast of Costa Rica has just expanded our knowledge of deep sea ecosystems in the region. Led by Dr. Erik Cordes, … Continued
Karthik Anantharaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Michigan in 2014 studying the geomicrobiology of deep-sea hydrothermal plumes. His interdisciplinary research program focuses on understanding the cycling of sulfur and nutrients, with a strong … Continued
Apprill, A. (2019). On-site sequencing speeds up and re-directs field-based microbiology. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 11, doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12732.
What is the process for sampling while using ROV SuBastian? How are decisions made? What factors go into the decision to sample? How are the samples treated after being brought back to the ship? Take a look in the control room and wet lab onboard Research Vessel Falkor in this quick video, explaining sampling and … Continued
“One of the great things about being on an expedition like this is we have a chance to find new creatures…. That single collection gave us two mysteries: one we solved and one is still going on.” The #CostaRicaDeep expedition has been a biological bonanza, with researchers observing, sampling, and discovering all sorts of creatures. … Continued
“Isla Del Coco is really a special place. Now that we have gotten a look at some of the deeper parts and discovered some of the really spectacular communities of the deep sea… we know we’ve found new species: new species of coral, new species of shrimp, new species of worms – a LOT of … Continued
El ROV SuBastian está equipado con lo que llamamos un sistema de absorción. Es una manguera larga y flexible con una boquilla que se puede usar para aspirar cosas del fondo marino y llevarlas a contenedores en el ROV. Hay 8 recipientes y estos giran para que poder tomar una variedad de muestras sin mezclarlas. … Continued
The Remotely Operated Vehicle SuBastian is equipped with what we call a “slurp system.” It is a long flexible hose with a nozzle that can be used to suck up things from the seafloor into canisters on the ROV. There are eight canisters, and these can be rotated in turn so a variety of samples can … Continued