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WHOI researchers will be participating in two press conferences at the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting. All press conferences will be held in Room 3000.
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Santiago Herrera
MIT-WHOI Joint Program student

INDEX 2010: Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region

Monday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.

From June to August 2010, an international team of scientists collaborated on a unique project to explore Indonesian waters in the heart of the Coral Triangle—one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world’s ocean. During the Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region (INDEX 2010) expedition, U.S. and Indonesian scientists worked side-by-side on two ships, NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer and the Indonesian research vessel Baruna Jaya IV. Satellite and high-speed Internet on the Okeanos Explorer and HD video from the ROV Little Hercules provided real-time video and audio to shore-side scientists, including WHOI deep-sea biologist Tim Shank and his students and interns. Santiago Herrera, a MIT-WHOI Joint Program student, was onboard the Okeanos Explorer and will speak about his role on the expedition.

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» INDEX 2010: Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region

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Susan Humphris
Senior Scientist, Geology and Geophysics

Upgrades to the Human Occupied Vehicle Alvin

Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.

Susan Humphris, a senior scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department at WHOI, will give an update on the upgrades that the deep-diving research submarine Alvin will undergo next year.

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Last updated: December 14, 2010