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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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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
Scientists and AUV Sentry team has set sail to map and dregde the uncharted part of the southwest Indian Ridge, “Marion Rise”, with international collaborators. Scientists, lead by Prof. Huaiyang Zhou, practice Tai-chi on morning fantail of TGT to stay calm and sail on soon into the roaring forties. Read more on this cruise, here…Read the article
Current ROV JASON expedition is highlighted by Dr. Clair McKinley (Univ. Washington) on her blog posted in The Eastcoastlab. The science mission is to understand the seismogenesis of a subduction zone, represented by Hikurangi Subduction Zone. “There are several unique things about the Hikurangi subduction zone that make it a great place to examine earthquake…Read the article