Center for Marine Robotics

WHOI News Releases

December 19, 2014

Commonwealth Awards $5 M R&D Grant for Center for Marine Robotics

Award will assist in expansion of facilities & innovative research to bolster marine robotics sector in Massachusetts

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May 7, 2013

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

Deployment could lead transformation of toxic HAB monitoring

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March 26, 2013

Explorer and Filmmaker James Cameron Gives DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Sub to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Forms partnership with WHOI to accelerate technology development, ocean research and discovery

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June 27, 2012

Pressure Testing of New Alvin Personnel Sphere Successful

Major Milestone for Alvin Upgrade Project

March 9, 2010

Pioneering Deep-Sea Robot Lost at Sea

Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE) was one of the first successful unmanned, free-swimming submersible vehicles

June 2, 2009

Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle Nereus Reaches Deepest Part of the Ocean

Nereus is first vehicle to enable routine scientific investigation to the deepest ocean depths worldwide

REMUS 6000
December 3, 2008

Partnership Provides Autonomous Vehicles to Enable New Era of Deep Sea Research

First CATALYST Program Expedition Will Map Vulnerable Deep Coral Reefs

August 8, 2008

New Robot Sub Surveys the Deep off the Pacific Northwest

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Maps Sites for Future Ocean Observatory

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April 29, 2008

New Whale Detection Buoys Help Ships Avoid Right Whales

Collaboration between researchers, regulators, and industry will aid in the protection of an endangered species

Researchers Give New Hybrid Vehicle Its First Test-Drive in the Ocean
February 6, 2008

Researchers Give Thermal Glider Its First Test-Drive in the Ocean

Profiling glider collects propulsion energy from the heat differences in the ocean

April 16, 2007

Researchers Setting Up Observatories to Examine Arctic Changes from Under the Ice

WHOI team headed to the North Pole in April 2007

February 21, 2006

Monitoring Baleen Whales with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

First passive recordings from ocean gliders provide insight into whale behavior for some endangered species

February 2, 2006

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Maps Ancient Greek Shipwreck

Robots can do in days what humans take years to accomplish at archaeological sites

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