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HOV Alvin Dive: “Montana State Univ. has been represented in some of the world’s most remote regions and in outer space.”

Missoulian features the biochemist and assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry of Montana State University, Roland Hatzenpichler’s Alvin dive in Guyamas Basin last fall. Alvin dive allowed him to take a great step toward addressing a fundamental science question: “There are very large amounts of material that is being degraded in oceans every day and…

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San Diego Open House!

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…

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Successful live broadcast to AGU from HOV Alvin/AUV Sentry cruise on R/V Atlantis

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…

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Early Career Scientist’s post: “Going Viral”

“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…

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12/11-12/13: Live two-way broadcasts from the HOV Alvin/AUV Sentry cruise!!

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,…

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HOV Alvin continues making deep seafloor direct observations within our reach

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…

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Humans in the Ocean 2: when HOV Alvin portholes meet the lens of art-2

Rebecca Rutstein, a visual artist who has been inspired by deep sea processes, has set up her art studio in the main lab of R/V Atlantis, and painted several art works based on her experiences in #HOVAlvin. As many before her have experienced, the view through Alvin’s porthole affected her deeply. “There is nothing quite…

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Humans in the Ocean 1: when HOV Alvin portholes meet the lens of art-1

NDSF submersible and vehicle programs exist to be used in their traditional role to serve science, but they are also increasingly called to act in “non-traditional” capacities to satisfy human curiosity and cultivate broader human knowledge about the ocean.   Rebecca Rutstein, currently sailing as an artist-at-sea on the Atlantis cruise AT42-05, is a visual…

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HOV Alvin is coming to San Diego this winter

#HOVAlvin and #AUVSentry are coming to San Diego this December for open house event.  The San Diego Union Tribune features interviews of scientists at Scripps Institute of Oceanography who have had HOV Alvin dives recently. “In the age of marine robotics, scientists still jockey for the right to descend miles deep in Alvin, one of…

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