Advancing Technologies for the Future of Deep-Ocean Exploration II Posters

Session ID#: 85803

Session Description:
Innovations and inventions in deep-sea technologies are being developed and introduced to the oceanographic community at a rapid pace. These advancements are largely enabled by reduced component cost and size/form factor, and increased rapid prototyping capabilities. The human population is 7.65 billion and rising; to ensure a thriving ocean into the future, we must invest in exploration and characterization of deep marine biogeography. Thus, we must open access to the tools of ocean exploration and redefine what it means to be an explorer.

We invite abstracts considering how to leverage new and yet-to-be-invented technologies, as well as training and enabling both experts and citizens to make and analyze discoveries. Emergent themes discussed during this session will include: (1) maximizing efficiency of discovery, especially technologies and methodologies; (2) creating a global community of explorers; and, (3) growing a global culture of exploration. This session will include advancements in bioinspired robotics, imaging, deployment platforms, in situ sensing and sample processing, and other topics to serve the deep-sea community.

A new paradigm for distributed ocean exploration will support SDG 14 and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’s vision of a predicted and accessible ocean.

Suggested Scope of Proposals

We expect a broad cross-section of proposals, from technology development aimed at maximizing the efficiency of exploration to capacity building programs for creating a global ocean exploration community to multi-sensory experiences for creating a transparent and accessible ocean. Abstracts that include cross-disciplinary collaboration and proof-of-concept demonstrations from the field are particularly encouraged.

  • OD - Ocean Data Management
  • SI - Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
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Primary Chair:  Katherine Lynn Croff Bell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, United States
Co-chairs:  Brennan Phillips, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Kakani Katija, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States and Randi Rotjan, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Katherine Lynn Croff Bell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, United States
Moderators:  Randi Rotjan, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States and Brennan Phillips, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Katherine Lynn Croff Bell, Ocean Exploration Trust, Narragansett, RI, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

The use of VAWT to reduce the cost of Offshore wind Energy (514901)
Benoit Augier, IFREMER, Brest Wave&Wind Test tank, Plouzané, France, Camil Matoug, IFREMER, Brest Wave&Wind Test Tank, Plouzane, France, Benoit Paillard, HydroQuest, Brest, France, Alan Tassin, IFREMER, Brest Wave&Wind Test Tank, Plouzané, France, Guillaume Maurice, HydroQuest, Grenoble, France and Stephane Barre, CNRS, Laboratoire des Écoulements Géophysiques et Industriels LEGI, Grenoble, France
The Use of Open Source Scripting to Reduce Autonomous System Complexity and Cost (636399)
Andrea Rowe, United States and Chad Collett, SubC Imaging, Clarenville, NF, Canada
Ocean of Things: Affordable Maritime Sensors with Scalable Analysis (639065)
John Waterston, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Strategic Technology Offic, Arlington, VA, United States
Towards the Autonomous Search for Life in the Deep Ocean (643210)
Robin Littlefield, United States
BathyBot – a Deep-sea Crawler to See the Unseen in the NW Mediterranean Sea (650060)
Severine Martini1,2, Christian Tamburini2, Carl Gojak3, Jacopo Aguzzi4, Aurelien Arnaubec5, Laury Barnes-Davin6, Karim Bernardet3, Vincent Bertin7, Olivier Bocquet8, Bruno Bombled9, Pierre Chevaldonne10, Paschal Coyle7, Viorel Ciausu5, Philippe Cuny2, Xavier Durrieu De Madron11, Marc Garel2, Laurence Le direach12, Elodie Rouanet12, Christian Grenz2, Zouhir Hafidi3, Patrick Lamare13, Celine Laus3, Dominique Lefevre2, Nadine Le Bris14, Karim Mahiouz3, Simone Marini15, Marjolaine Matabos16, Cécile Militon2, David Nerini2, Thierry Perez10, Laura Picheral1, Marc Picheral1, Romain Piasco5, Christophe Rabouille9, Jozee Sarrazin16, Delphine Thibault2 and Laurenz Thomsen17, (1)Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), UMR 7093, Sorbonne Université, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, (2)Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Marseille, France, (3)INSU/CNRS, DT, France, (4)Institut de Ciències del Mar, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, (5)IFREMER, La Seyne-sur-mer, France, (6)VICAT, L'isle d'abeau, France, (7)Centre de physique des particules de Marseille, France, (8)Tangram Architectes, France, (9)Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, UMR CEA-CNRS-UVSQ et IPSL, Gif sur Yvette, France, (10)Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie, Marseille, France, (11)Centre de formation et de recherche sur les environnements méditerranéens - Université de Perpignan, Perpignan, France, (12)GIS Posidonie, Marseille, France, (13)Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS/IN2P3 / CPPM, Marseille, France, (14)Sorbonne Université, Laboratoire d'écogéochimie des environnements benthiques, Observatoire Océanologique, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, (15)Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR-CNR), Italy, (16)IFREMER, Centre de Bretagne, Plouzané, France, (17)Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Unmanned systems real-time data acquisition and analysis framework (651374)
Adam Trahan1, Blake J Landry1, K Todd Holland1, Samuel P Bateman1, Adam Seyfarth2, Sofia Bascle1 and Rebecca Bickett1, (1)U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Formerly U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
HROV Ariane – a reversible optical tether controlled vehicle for observation and intervention down to 2500m depth (653237)
Jan Opderbecke1, Lorenzo Brignone2 and Ewen Raugel2, (1)IFREMER, Toulon, France, (2)IFREMER, France
Towards the development of a small optically tethered underwater vehicle (OTV) for minimally invasive ocean-floor observations (654535)
Ralf Bachmayer and Arne Kausche, MARUM - University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Under Ice with the NUI hybrid ROV (655246)
Andrew Bowen1, Michael Jakuba1 and Christopher R German2, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, United States
Quality Assessment and Enhancement of Crowdsourced Video Annotations (655433)
Caitlin Ruby1,2, Megan Cromwell3, Susan Talley Gottfried3 and Mashkoor Malik4, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NOAA NCEI, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (4)NOAA, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Silver Spring, MD, United States
MINIONS: Small, cheap, Lagrangian floats for measurement of the biological carbon pump (655702)
Jackson Thomas Sugar, University of Rhode Island, Saunderstown, RI, United States, Melissa Omand, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, Allan Adams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, Kakani Katija, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, Aleck Zhaohui Wang, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Dana Yoerger, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Ivona Cetinic, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cent, Greenbelt, MD, United States and H. Thomas Rossby, Univ Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States
The Deep-Sea Coral Observatory (DiSCO) Project (656714)
Steven Yitzchak Litvin1, James Barry1, Chris Lovera1, Charles A. Boch1, Erica J Burton2, Andrew P DeVogelaere2, Dale Graves1, Thomas P Guilderson3, Amanda S Kahn4, Kakani Katija1, Chad D Kecy1, Chad King5, Linda Kuhnz1, Paul McGill1 and Alana Sherman1, (1)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (2)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, CA, United States, (3)LLNL, Livermore, CA, United States, (4)Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (5)Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary - NOAA, Monterey, CA, United States