Abstract

Presently, there is a community wide deficiency in our ability to collect and preserve multiple size-class biologic samples across a broad spectrum of oceanographic platforms (e.g. AUVs, ROVs, and Ocean Observing System Nodes). This is particularly surprising in comparison to the level of instrumentation that now exists for acquiring physical and geophysical data (e.g. side-scan sonar, current profiles etc.), from these same platforms. We present our effort to develop a low-cost, high sample capacity modular,autonomous biological sampling device (MAB). The unit is designed for filtering and preserving 3 distinct biological size-classes (including bacteria), and is deployable in any aquatic setting from a variety of platform modalities (AUV, ROV, or mooring).

Publication Date

10-2012

Journal or Conference Title

IEEE Oceans

Pages

1-6

Conference Date

Oct 14 - Oct 19, 2012

Publisher Place

Hampton Roads, VA, USA

Publisher

IEEE

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1109/OCEANS.2012.6405110

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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