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New Chief Scientist for National Deep Submergence Facility

Anna Michele on deck R/V Falkor

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a world leader in ocean exploration, discovery and education, has named a new Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence (CSDS) for its National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF). Dr. Anna Michel, an associate scientist in the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, will be the first woman to serve in this…

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Launching NDSF News

NDSF has a new quarterly newsletter for the deep-submergence community to share regular updates about the Facility’s people, projects, and vehicles.  We’ll feature updates from the Alvin, Jason and Sentry Teams, as well as news articles, original stories, expedition photos (we’d love to include yours!), and more. Read Summer 2021 and Fall 2021. Subscribe here.

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Jason samples vents at the East Pacific Rise

Jason deploys temperature sensor

A multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team traveled to the East Pacific Rise at 9°50’N in April 2021 to better understand the geophysical, chemical and biological connections at the hydrothermal vent fields there in advance of a seafloor eruption expected to occur in the near future. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason carried instruments and experiments to the…

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Gizmodo: “It really is otherworldly”

Vent at the East Pacific Rise

Jason Sylvan from Texas A&M talks about exploring the East Pacific Rise at 9°50’N in HOV Alvin. “I was blown away with just how much different it is actually being there and looking out a window and seeing the site right in front of you,” he told Gizmodo. Watch the video and read the whole…

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