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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.

WHOI Press Conferences

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.

Related links:
» 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 Alvinwill undergo next year.

See related press release