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Dr. Mark Abbott is #5 in the 14th Annual MTR100
Abbott has always been passionate about all things environmental. Working at WHOI, his greatest satisfaction is "seeing the enthusiasm each year of the new crop of students, scientists and engineers that are dedicated to helping solve some of the world’s most pressing problems."
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Around The Dock Seminar Series
The Alvin Deep-Sea Submersible: An Engineer's Story
with WHOI's Dudley Foster
Join us for a very fascinating retrospective on the engineering and scientific marvels of the deep-sea submersible Alvin. When Dudley Foster retired from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in 2012, he had become a legend. His career at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution had spanned the several crucial decades of the Alvin's remarkable development, more than 500 Alvin dives, and the many new discoveries in marine science due to the manned submersible. Mr. Foster began as an engineer in the early days of the Alvin at Woods Hole, and moved on to positions of pilot for the submersible, then expedition leader, then management for the WHOI Alvin expeditions. His experience and expertise were indispensable to the many technical developments associated with the Alvin. The iconic wooden cutout of Dudley beside a huge deep-sea "black smoker" vent is a favorite among scientists and colleagues at WHOI; it was used to indicate the just how huge these vents were.
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About the Center for Marine Robotics
Robotic systems promise to open the ocean to humans in new ways. Recent advances in robotics are improving efficiency, lowering costs, and reducing the risks of marine operations. Robots also allow scientists, industry, and the military to address problems in new ways, often producing solutions that cannot be achieved through conventional methods. MORE
A legacy of innovation
The scientists and engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have helped shape knowledge about the ocean for more than 80 years. Today, the Institution is a recognized leader in the research, development, and deployment of robotic and related systems whose methods and technologies have proven their value in a range of applications. MORE
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