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NDSF operates a fleet of underwater vehicles that enables the oceanographic community to explore, sample, and map the deep ocean and to meet the needs of a changing research landscape.
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Earth’s largest aquifer flows beneath the seafloor, through the rocky upper layer of ocean crust. Together with the sediment that rains down from the ocean above, this vast system is called the marine deep biosphere. It covers the entire seafloor – 70 percent of the planet’s surface. This extreme environment is home to unusual, slow-growing…Read the article
Scientists using the remotely operated vehicle Jason got a welcome surprise last month when they discovered deep-sea-dwelling tubeworms while exploring off the east coast of the United States. It is the first time this type of worm has been seen in the eastern North Atlantic. Read the full story ->Read the article
University of South Carolina featured science effort by Professor Susan Lang and her team seeking answers at Lost City using ROV Jason dive results. More on this story >>Read the article
The “Mini boat” was launched for global outreach projects during the AUV Sentry cruise in Indian Ocean!
Students at Sacred Heart School students, under the direction of Clair Lombardo, chair of the Science Department, are putting the final touches on Sacred Heart’s first school-built mini-boat research vessel, “Sacred Heart Star of the Sea,” for eventual launch in the Indian Ocean. Let’s monitor where the Miniboat is sailing right now!!! Read more on…Read the article
New Zealand Herald features recent ROV Jason dives that will contribute to unraveling one of the most mysterious earthquake faultline in the Hikurangi Subduction zone. Read more >> Also featured by the following media: GNS Science use robotic underwater vehicle to research slow slip earthquakes (suff.co.nz) Deep sea robot in quake studyRead the article