Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 

Technology Initiatives


telepresence technology

Telepresence Technology

Via telepresence, data, including high definition video from the seafloor, is transmitted over satellite and high-speed Internet pathways to scientists standing watches at shore-side Exploration Command Centers around the world.

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Water Column TestingOkeanos Explorer Water Column Testing

The multibeam sonar offers the possibility of greatly increasing seep survey efficiency. In addition to detection and localization, the sonars on the Okeanos Explorer were examined for their ability to provide information regarding the seep morphologies, general makeup, and relative densities.

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Eye-in-the-Sea

Eye-in-the-Sea

OER supported the development and application of the deep-sea observatory, Eye-in-the-Sea, an autonomous, battery-powered data logging, video capture and illumination system that can be placed on the seafloor and left for 24 to 48 hours to observe the animal life in the dark depths with as little disturbance as possible.

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Tethys In-Situ Mass Spectrometer

Tethys In-Situ Mass Spectrometer

OER contributed to the development of the TETHYS in situ mass spectrometer.

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Nereus

OER supported the development of the power system for the Nereus HROV, which aims for 11km depth and a new concept of operations

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