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Science Made Public Talk @ WHOI Redfield Auditorium
August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“Alvin and the Wet Wi-Fi”
Maurice Tivey, Marine Geologist
Sound has traditionally been the communications medium of choice in the ocean, but engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed an underwater “optical modem” that uses light to transmit information at a much higher rate than is capable with sound and that was recently used by scientists and engineers to collect data from a seafloor borehole observatory. Learn more about this new tool, how it was used, and what the data from a recent Alvin dive on the Juan de Fuca plate showed.