The BlueComm system on the ocean floor (Photo: Sonardyne International)
The Imaging FlowCytobot being deployed
The Imaging FlowCytobot
Woods Hole scientist Rob Olson works on the Imaging FlowCytobot
Woods Hole engineer Norm Farr works on BlueComm
Woods Hole scientist Heidi Sosik is one of the co-creators of the Imaging FlowCytobot
It would definitely be an understatement to say that underwater research has its technical challenges. Remote-operated vehicles (ROVs) must be tethered to surface support vessels with unwieldy communications cables, deep-sea water samples have to be hauled to the surface for analysis ... or do they? Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently announced that it has partnered with two private companies, to market a couple of technologies that address both of those situations.
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