Accession Number:

ADA482484

Title:

Multi-Disciplinary Ocean Sensors for Environmental Analyses and Networks (MOSEAN)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA CA OCEAN PHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of the Multi-disciplinary Ocean Sensors for Environmental Analyses and Networks MOSEAN project is to develop and test new technologies that are essential for solving a variety of interdisciplinary oceanographic problems of societal importance in coastal and open ocean environments. Problems of relevance to MOSEAN include biogeochemical cycling, climate change effects, ocean pollution, harmful algal blooms HABs, ocean ecology, and underwater visibility. The primary objectives of MOSEAN are 1 To produce and test new sensors that will be capable of sampling key biological, chemical, and optical variables on time scales as short as minutes and space scales down to a meter for periods on order of months and horizontal space scales on order of 100s of kilometers. The sensors are being designed and tested with capabilities of real-time andor near real-time data telemetry. 2 To develop, interface, test, and demonstrate new interdisciplinary sensor suites for use with a variety of autonomous, unattended sampling platforms, including stationary-type e.g., moorings, offshore platforms, and towers and mobile-type e.g., moored profilers, autonomous underwater vehicles AUVs, gliders, drifters, and profiling floats.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE