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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.

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Rebuilding Alvin: Bruce Strickrott

Rebuilding Alvin: Bruce Strickrott

Now that the newly upgraded Alvin has resumed operations, a pilot and scientist describe how some of the new features of the submersible are changing the way they are using the vehicle.

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Ready, Set, Dive

Ready, Set, Dive

Before scientists go to work in the morning at the bottom of the ocean in the submersible Alvin, a team of engineers, pilots, and ship’s crew performs a carefully orchestrated choreography.

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Rebuilding Alvin: Jonathan Howland

Rebuilding Alvin: Jonathan Howland

The 25th installment in our series on the people at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who helped design and build the new and improved version of the submersible Alvin.

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Rebuilding Alvin: Phil Forte

Rebuilding Alvin: Phil Forte

A new installment in our series on the team of people at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who helped design and build the new and improved version of the submersible Alvin.

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R/V Neil Armstrong Christening

Carol Armstrong, ship’s sponsor for the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) research vessel (R/V) Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), breaks a bottle across…

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HROV Nereus

Look under a virtual ocean to see how researchers use Nereus. First, as a free-swimming, or autonomous underwater vehicle, Nereus…

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A Buoy’s Long Strange Trip

A Buoy's Long Strange Trip

Since 2004, WHOI scientists have deployed ice-tether profilers (ITPs) in polar sea ice to monitor changing conditions in the Arctic. ITP 47 found its way to the coast of Ireland.

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