Welcome: New DeSSC Chair Andrew Thurber
The facility welcomes microbial ecologist Andrew Thurber of Oregon State University as the new chair of the Deep Submergence Science Committee! We thank Anna-Louise Reysenbach for her long and continued commitment to deep submergence during her term as chair.
Apply: Seeking Alvin’s next pilot-in-training
The Alvin Group is currently seeking a highly motivated, technically competent and responsible mechanical engineer to join our operations team. The position includes six-to-eight months at sea. Exceptional candidates will be entered into the Alvin Pilot in Training program. View and share job posting.
Watch: Live from hydrothermal vents in the Guaymas Basin
Three live-stream events from an ROV Jason and AUV Sentry expedition on the Scripps-operated R/V Roger Revelle to the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. Watch here.
Stay tuned: Surveying the vehicle data landscape
The NDSF Data Team is working to develop a holistic assessment of the data landscape across all NDSF vehicles. In addition to addressing user requests with Sealog interface improvements, the team is reviewing all aspects of the at-sea data pipeline to identify potential efficiencies that can be gained by standardizing operations. The team is also harmonizing data deliverables, formats, and policies while utilizing maintenance periods to establish cross-vehicle consistency. The team is devoting significant effort to modifying Sealog to improve usability and to streamline back-end components to help make future changes easier to achieve. If you have any questions, please get in touch.