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ROV Jason Upgrade Timelapse

In 2015, the remotely operated vehicle Jason began a year-long, $2.4 million upgrade that culminated in a complete rebuild of the vehicle during the winter of 2016. The upgrade was funded by the National Science Foundation to make the vehicle more capable than ever by increasing its payload and range of activities and streamlined operations. This is the first upgrade of this magnitude for Jason, which was designed and built by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), since its second-generation launch in 2002. (The original Jason was launched in 1988.) Jason is operated by WHOI for the nation’s ocean science community as part of the National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF), which also includes the human-occupied vehicle Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry. – See more at:


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