Tools & Technology used by ECOGIG

R/V Atlantis and HOV ALVIN Photo courtesy of Luis Lamar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
R/V Pelican (c) ECOGIG
ROVs Hercules and Argus Photo courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust.
Saildrone Photo courtesy of Richard Jenkins.
Eagle Ray AUV (c) ECOGIG
Multiple corer (c) ECOGIG
Deep sea lander with sensors Photo courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute.
Gas chromatograph (c) ECOGIG
Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer (c) ECOGIG

Today’s technologies allow us to explore the ocean in increasingly advanced and efficient ways. Our increasing ability to observe the ocean environment is expanding our understanding and appreciation of this still largely unexplored realm.

This section highlights the technologies that make ECOGIG's research possible. These technologies include platforms fonts such as research vessels and submersibles, autonomous ocean vehicles, systems and sensors, and laboratory equipment that allow us to scientifically examine, record, and analyze the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

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