Steve Poulos is Special Projects Engineer for SCOPE. He has been developing and working with unique instrumentation and data acquisition systems in the areas of defense, seismic,  and now microbial oceanography. His current effort, in concert with the SCOPE team, is to expand the spatial and temporal oceanographic sampling capability with the use of Autonomous Vehicles (AV). In 2008, he began using a fleet of 4 Seagliders and now is integrating two additional AVs, the WaveGlider (Liquid Robotics) and the newest AUVs (underwater) designed at MBARI. (Electronics Engineer, San Diego St. Univ)