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Designing for the deep

The Deep Submergence Laboratory’s mission is to further human understanding of the deep-sea floor by developing systems for remote, unmanned exploration.  Here MIT/WHOI Joint Program Student Jordan Stanway tests propellers for the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry.  AUVs are used when long-term monitoring of the ocean or seafloor is needed. Research completed with autonomous and remotely operated vehicles provides major contributions to the understanding of deep-sea geological, chemical and biological processes at mid-ocean ridges.

(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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