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Robotic Tag-Team is Headed for the Seafloor

In the summer of 2007, engineers from WHOI’s Deep Submergence Laboratory proved they could operate an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) beneath Arctic ice.

WHOI Awards Lockheed Martin $2.8 Million Contract to Design Submersible Replacement Human Occupied Vehicle

WHOI has awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.8 million contract for the initial design of the Replacement Human Occupied Vehicle (RHOV), a next generation three-person Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) that will be used by the U.S. scientific community. The contract has an option for subsequent construction of the RHOV once the initial design is completed and the project is approved to move forward.

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.

Real-Time Seismic Monitoring Station Installed Atop Active Underwater Volcano

A new mooring and seismic monitoring system will significantly improve the ability of natural hazard managers to protect the residents of Grenada from gases, eruptions, and tsunamis caused by the Kick'em Jenny volcano.

Robotic Vehicle Recovers Instruments and Data Locked in a Lava Flow

A lot of ocean science equipment goes into the water and never comes back. Some of it was intended to stay; other times, the sea claims it by force.

Researchers Setting Up Observatories to Examine Arctic Changes from Under the Ice

WHOI researchers are venturing to the North Pole to deploy instruments that will make year-round observations of the water beneath the Arctic ice cap. Scientists will investigate how the waters in the upper layers of the Arctic Ocean are changing from season to season and year to year as global climate fluctuates.

First-Ever Call from Alvin Submersible to International Space Station

Listen to the first call between ocean explorers and astronauts.

ABE Joins Alvin and Jason at Sea

The Autonomous Benthic Explorer, ABE, one of the first autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to routinely work in the deep ocean, has joined the U.S. National Deep Submergence Facility, providing ocean scientists with a full range of tools to explore the deep sea.

Undersea Vehicles to Study Formation of Gold and Other Precious Metals On the Pacific Ocean Floor

Scientists will explore the seafloor near Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean later this month, investigating hydrothermal vents and the formation of mineral deposits containing gold and other precious minerals with industrial value.

Smoke and Sulfur: Undersea Vehicle Captures Footage of Volcanic Eruption

Dramatic new video of a long-term volcanic eruption in the western Pacific first discovered in 2004 has been captured during a recent cruise by the remotely operated vehicle JASON, developed and operated by WHOI’s Deep Submergence Laboratory.

Ocean Technology Meets Business Needs

Marine scientists and engineers will brief investors, business development executives, commercialization partners and economic development leaders May 24 at a conference at WHOI aimed at showcasing marine technologies and concepts ready for commercialization or licensing.

REMUS and the Coral Reefs

WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers joined forces in May to study the effect of ocean currents on fish larvae spawned on coral reefs in Belize.

The Last Voyage?

The Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) Alvin finished a five-month overhaul in Woods Hole in early April and returned to sea April 19 aboard support vessel Atlantis for what may be Alvin's last voyage.

Monitoring Baleen Whales with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Autonomous underwater vehicles are helping scientists monitor  marine mammals, quietly listening and recording their sounds and behavior.

Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin Overhaul in Action

Watch the latest progress on the overhaul of the three-person submersible Alvin at http://alvincam.whoi.edu/view/view.shtml.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Maps Ancient Greek Shipwreck

After lying hidden for centuries off the coast of Greece, a 4th century B.C. merchant ship and its cargo has been discovered and surveyed by a robotic underwater vehicle that accomplished in two days what it would take divers years to do.

New Technology for New Exploration of Hydrothermal Vents

Advances in undersea imaging systems, the development of new vehicles and instruments, and improved seafloor mapping capabilities have enabled scientists to explore areas of the deep sea in unprecedented detail.

Alvin Is Going to Pieces...Again

The Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin will return home to Woods Hole in mid-October after two years and be taken apart right down to its titanium frame.

Tsunami Warning Buoy Deployed off Chile

Scientists from the Chilean Navy Hydrographic and Oceanographic Office (SHOA), in cooperation with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), deployed a SHOA tsunami warning buoy off Northern Chile in the Pacific in December 2004 just prior to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami.

Phoning Home from the Ocean Floor - by Computer

Ocean Observatories

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