Exploring Fronts with Multiple Robots

Cruise Log

Wrapping up Exploring Fronts with Multiple Robots ~ Video Update

"I think it is essential for humankind to understand the big picture because, in the end, we are talking about the life-support system for the...

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Quiet Sense of Accomplishment

In our transit back to San Diego there is a quiet sense of accomplishment, not only from the wonderful achievements of this cruise, but also...

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In the Extreme

Our team includes a diverse mix of engineers, marine biologists, oceanographers—and me, an anthropologist. What is an anthropologist doing on the #OceanRobotsTeam? I study how...

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SOI/Mary Lide Parker

Blueprints

Walk into the Wet Lab aboard R/V Falkor and you will find us, the biological team, juggling liter bottles, vials, tubes, and jars—all containing ocean water...

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Experimental Foundations ~ Video Update

"We are deploying very advanced technology that needs to be refined through various experimentation, and by doing that, we help to establish the foundations for...

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Ripples

The science control room on R/V Falkor is the center of action, where you will find 18 individual computer screens (ranging in size and setup)...

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To the Edge

Trent Lukaczyk walks to the starboard side of the storage deck and sticks his right hand over the railing. Like rolling down a window in...

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Gearing Up For the Future ~ Video Update

"This is really gearing up for the future. We are starting to lay the bedrock of how oceanography is going to be done in the...

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SOI/Mary Lide Parker

The Night Cast

“Have you ever done a XBT cast?” John Fulmer asks. I have not, but I am excited to learn about another device used for deep-water...

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SOI/Mary Lide Parker

At the Front

The term Saildrone brings to mind images from opposing ends of the human timescale: sailing - one of the oldest modes of travel - and...

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Tudo Bem

As we make our way to the Subtropical Front, the Falkor bustles with activity. Dozens of people run tests and equipment checks to ensure all...

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SOI / Mary Lide Parker

A Helping Hand

When I step out of the van, I set my bags down on the pavement and look up at the R/V Falkor for the first...

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SOI / Mary Lide Parker

No Man’s Sea

As the third largest port on California's coast, San Diego Bay showcases the grip of humanity's hands on the ocean. From our location, we can...

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