The Jason Project/NOPP Collaborative
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With support from NOPP, the JASON Foundation for Education participated in an independently supported research cruise aboard Atlantis III involving the ROV JASON and deep submergence vehicle ALVIN. Researchers on this expedition studied the Guaymas Basin area. This effort was part of the JASON IX oceans program. The JASON Project curriculum, interactive Internet components, and field research opportunities for students produced for this expedition were linked with the research being undertaken by scientists aboard the Atlantis III. Participating students also studied deep-sea structure, marine chemistry, and geological and biological oceanography. Materials and programs developed through this important partnership with NOPP are available on a continuing basis. Curriculum materials, images and data are available online at our website above. JASON IX featured research on deep-water and mid-water systems within Monterey Bay, including sea surface chemical mapping of phytoplankton, acoustic telemetry for organisms within the water column, tectonic and hydrologic studies of deep-water venting systems, geochemical analysis of bottom substrate, mid-winter ecology 1km above Monterey Canyon, deep-sea benthic bacterial studies, and benthic ecology of Monterey Canyon and cold seep ecology.
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