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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.
A 3-person research submersible capable of reaching 4500 meters depth and of supporting custom sensors and samplers. The Alvin Team delivers reliability built from nearly 5,000 successful dives.
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On December 23rd, #NSF_funded Early Career Scientist Training cruise crossed finish line at The R/V Atlantis, #NDSF_WHOI #HOVAlvin, and #AUVSentry San Diego open house event. A moment of “joie de vivre” in oceanography community: Dr. Ross Parnell-Turner (right), an Early Career Chief Scientist in training from the AT 42-06 cruise and a recently appointed professor…Read the article
On December 11th, 12th, and 13th, we have successfully convened live broadcast to AGU exhibition booth from HOV Alvin/AUV Sentry cruise (AT 42-06). This event was a part of #NSF_funded NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training. Thanks to American Geophysical Union for supporting the pre-cruise webinar series and the live broadcast!! NSF/UNOLS/AGU EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST TRAINING…Read the article
“Viruses are messing around with the genomes of their hosts in just about any environment on Earth, but I’m interested in deep-sea hydrothermal vents because I think viruses have been playing this game for billions of years….. […] …. If we can understand how evolution operates in these places, we might better understand how microbes…Read the article
National Science Foundation/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/American Geophysical Union joint press-release: “Scientists and engineers on a deep-sea expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean will be broadcasting live to the American Geophysical Union fall meeting exhibit booth from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday,…Read the article
The AT42-06 expedition has begun. They will head first to a chain of seamounts south of Manzanillo and west of the East Pacific Rise at 8°20’ N to complete the 2016 OASIS expedition with four Alvin and three Sentry dives. After that, they steam 100 miles north to the East Pacific Rise at 9°50’ N…Read the article
Since the #HOVAlvin marked the 5000th dive milestone, there has been the extensive media coverage celebrating this remarkable achievement. Read more at various news sites! EurekAlter!-AAAS Sea-Technology.com maritime-executive.com Subsea World News Ocean News & Technology Clipper Oil Marine Fuels CapeCod.com Falmouth Enterprise.com Now, with this great tailwind, the R/V Atlantis AT42-06 cruise has set sail…Read the article