Currently, HOV Alvin and AUV Sentry are on R/V Atlantis, conducting science program lead by Prof. Erik Cordes of Temple University off Costa Rica (Voyage AT42-03 – see where is Atlantis now?).
This is the first of three consecutive autumn/winter 2018 expeditions for #HOVAlvin and #AUVSentry (all funded by @NSF_GEO). Upon completion of current cruise, HOV Alvin and AUV Sentry will dive in Guyamas Basin in November with the Artist-at-Sea, Rebecca Rustein (“Guaymas I” work by Rebecca). Her exhibition “Out Of Darkness – the Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez “ , her art inspired from visual observation through HOV Alvin dives, will be held at Georgia Museum of Art.
The third cruise will be in East Pacific Rise 9 degree north site, lead by Prof. Trish Gregg of Univ. Illinois -UC. One of the highlights on this expedition will be UNOLS Early Career Scientist training, the program that introduces early career scientists how to accomplish science missions using HOV Alvin and AUV Sentry and to propose and become lead principle investigators for the near future Alvin and Sentry science cruises.
For those who are planning to dive with HOV Alvin – here is a short documentary of how HOV Alvin science operations work !! – presented by Dr. Jeffrey Marlow at Girgius Lab at Harvard Univ. and National Geographic (published in March 2017).