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Science Made Public Talk @ WHOI Exhibit Center
July 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
“Two Underwater Vehicles Can Be Better Than One”
Kaitlyn Tradd, Engineer
The Alvin sub and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry are among the most reliable, successful underwater research tools. To make the most of limited time aboard a ship, scientists and engineers sometimes use the two vehicles together. By night Sentry is launched, programmed to make maps of the seafloor. By day, researchers and sub pilots use those maps to explore target areas with the deep sea submersible Alvin. Learn from a WHOI engineer about a recent Alvin-Sentry cruise to the Gulf of Mexico and the logistics and intricacies of tandem operations.