Eddy Exploration and Ecosystem Dynamics

The ‘Bots are Back! ~ Week 2 Video

Mar. 27 2018

Drama and suspense are not generally the first things people think of when oceanic research is discussed, but second week of the #MicrobeEddyBots research cruise provided plenty of both (spoiler alert: there is a positive ending).

Check out this week’s video for insight into what researchers seek to discover using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), the obstacles that needed to be overcome, how new technology is advancing our understanding of the ocean, and why this is all so important.

This work is funded by Schmidt Ocean Institute, Simons Foundation, National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. NASA visualization of chlorophyll by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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