Skip to content
For WHOI personnel, vendors, and visitors: COVID-19 Guidelines




February 14, 2019

Alvin engineer and pilot Danik Forsman holds a seafloor heat blanket used to measure the heat flow from the seafloor. Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist Ross Parnell-Turner reads its weight. Prior to every dive by the human-occupied submersible Alvin, careful measurements of the science payload are necessary so that members of the Alvin Team can adjust the sub’s buoyancy. (Photo by Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Image and Visual Licensing

WHOI copyright digital assets (stills and video) contained on this website can be licensed for non-commercial use upon request and approval. Please contact WHOI Digital Assets at or (508) 289-2647.