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Alvin
January 24, 2014

Deep-Diving Sub Alvin Cleared to Return to Service

Navy certification is final step in Alvin upgrade project

December 30, 2013

Online Science Expedition Brings Deep Sea Vents to the Computer Screen

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's 'Dive and Discover' Begins Jan. 2, 2014

Cameron climbing out of Deepsea Challenger
March 26, 2013

Explorer and Filmmaker James Cameron Gives DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Sub to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Forms partnership with WHOI to accelerate technology development, ocean research and discovery

sphere in test facility
June 27, 2012

Pressure Testing of New Alvin Personnel Sphere Successful

Major Milestone for Alvin Upgrade Project

July 20, 2010

Expedition to Mid-Cayman Rise Identifies Unusual Variety of Deep Sea Vents

Method Included first use of Nereus hybrid vehicle in 'autonomous' mode

March 9, 2010

Pioneering Deep-Sea Robot Lost at Sea

Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE) was one of the first successful unmanned, free-swimming submersible vehicles

June 2, 2009

Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle Nereus Reaches Deepest Part of the Ocean

Nereus is first vehicle to enable routine scientific investigation to the deepest ocean depths worldwide

REMUS 6000
December 3, 2008

Partnership Provides Autonomous Vehicles to Enable New Era of Deep Sea Research

First CATALYST Program Expedition Will Map Vulnerable Deep Coral Reefs

August 8, 2008

New Robot Sub Surveys the Deep off the Pacific Northwest

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Maps Sites for Future Ocean Observatory

Researchers Give New Hybrid Vehicle Its First Test-Drive in the Ocean
February 6, 2008

Researchers Give Thermal Glider Its First Test-Drive in the Ocean

Profiling glider collects propulsion energy from the heat differences in the ocean

Submersible Replacement Human Occupied Vehicle
August 1, 2007

WHOI Awards Lockheed Martin Contract to Design Submersible Replacement

RHOV is Next Generation of Submersible that Brought Humans to the Sunken RMS Titanic

arctic map
June 21, 2007

Explorers to Use New Robotic Vehicles to Hunt for Life and Hydrothermal Vents on Arctic Seafloor

Researchers will probe the Gakkel Ridge during expedition that begins on July 1

The Last Voyage?
April 1, 2006

The Last Voyage?

February 21, 2006

Monitoring Baleen Whales with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

First passive recordings from ocean gliders provide insight into whale behavior for some endangered species

February 2, 2006

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Maps Ancient Greek Shipwreck

Robots can do in days what humans take years to accomplish at archaeological sites

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