A Bioluminescence Bathyphotometer for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF ECOLOGY EVOLUTION AND MARINE BIOLOGY
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Biological oceanographers have been limited to describing oceanic events based on data sets that are spatially or temporally restricted, or both. With the aid of new autonomous underwater vehicles AUVs, such as the REMUS Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS, one can now sample marine environments more rigorously, more frequently, and with less restriction from inclement weather than has been previously possible until the advent of this new technology. Our long-term goal is to exploit this new technology to improve understanding of the dynamics of fine-scale bioluminescent plankton distribution.
- Biological Oceanography
- Submarine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods