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Rebuilding Alvin: Don Peters

Rebuilding Alvin: Don Peters

More than 100 people at WHOI played roles in redesigning and reconstructing the new Alvin. Don Peters, senior engineer, headed the team that reconfigured the sub to accommodate a larger sphere and added weight.

Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

A lot of lines crisscross, run parallel, and ultimately connect in this story.

The first line is a watery one hugging the East Coast between Florida and Nova Scotia, which right whales have migrated along since […]

Floating Without Imploding

Floating Without Imploding

To allow a heavy vehicle to float in the deepest depths, Don Peters and other engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used an entirely new system of ceramic spheres that would provide lift and, at […]

Nereus Soars to the Ocean's Deepest Trench

Nereus Soars to the Ocean’s Deepest Trench

It took a village of engineers to build a completely new type of unmanned deep-sea robot that can reach the deepest part of the ocean. On May 31, 2009, a team of engineers at Woods […]