Brett Hobson is dedicated to developing reliable equipment and technologies that allow scientists 24/7 access to all parts of the ocean.  In particular, he is focused on the development of long-endurance mobile vehicles and robotics to support long term time-series ocean observation.  He is the senior ocean engineer and lead developer for MBARI’s Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LRAUV) project. With a proven range of more than 1800 km, LRAUVs can continuously acquire vast amounts of scientific data over an immense range placing them in an endurance category all their own.