ECOGIG Tools & Technology


  • ALVIN submarine explores the Gulf of Mexico sea floor in 2010
    Flyby of ALVIN at bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near the Macondo wellhead (Deepwater Horizon). Video courtesy of Dr. Samantha Joye (ECOGIG)

  • ALVIN dive ops near the BP Wellhead- 2010
    Watch how ALVIN research dives happen - this one was recorded just after the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico, April 2010. Video courtesy of T. Lanagan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

  • ECOGIG fiberoptic multicorer
    The science team from National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology and Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute deployed a deep sea multicoring device in 1200 meters of water depth, attached to a fiberoptic winch cable. On the coring rig, they mounted several cameras and light sources.

  • Scientific instrumentation aboard the R/V Endeavor
    Watch several scientific instruments be deployed and retrieved during the 2015 ECOGIG cruise in the Gulf of Mexico on board the R/V Endeavor. Video courtesy of Emma Siegfried (GATech, ECOGIG).

  • MOCNESS
    A time lapse video of the MOCNESS (Multiple Opening/Closing Net and Environmental Sensing System) being deployed on a 2015 R/V Endeavor cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. Video courtesy of Mary-Kate Rogener(UGA, ECOGIG).

  • Measuring nitrogen and carbon fixation in phytoplankton
    Georgia Tech student Sarah Weber explains the methods used for measuring Nitrogen and carbon fixation in phytoplankton, aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013. Video courtesy of Stella Guerrero.

  • Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO)
    Nigel D'Souza (ECOGIG) explains the use of a Lamont Oceanographic Biochemical Observer (LOBO), aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013. Video courtesy of Stella Guerrero.

  • Sediment trap purpose and mechanics
    Corey Padilla illustrates the purpose & mechanics of sediment traps to measure nitrogen isotopes, aboard the R/V Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico, June 2013. Video courtesy of Stella Guerrero.

  • Tools to filter water samples
    Leigha Peterson illustrates the apparatus for sampling the water column in the Gulf of Mexico, aboard the R/V Endeavor, June 2013. Video courtesy of Stella Guerrero.

  • Safety gear on the R/V Endeavor
    Leigha Peterson demonstrates deployment of the Safety Suit, in the library aboard the R/V Endeavor, Gulf of Mexico, June 2013. Video courtesy of Stella Guerrero.

  • Water column sampling
    Undergraduate student Drake Lee-Patterson (GATech) describes why she values her experience at sea, on a cruise studying zooplankton, aboard the R/V Endeavor, June 2013. Video courtesy of Stella Guerrero.

  • Eagle Ray AUV—what it is and how it works
    The Eagle Ray AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) is used by ECOGIG scientists to map the seafloor and get visuals so they can better target their sample collecting for study. Video courtesy of Gary Finch productions.

  • ECOGIG landers technology
    Dr. Chris Martens and Dr. Geoff Wheat talk about landers, a new technology developed at University of Mississippi that allows scientists to study the ocean floor at great depths. Video courtesy of Gary Finch Productions.

  • LBL (Long Base Line) beacon acoustic release
    Middle school student Anja Diercks learns about acoustic release operation to recover a Long Base Line (LBL) acoustic beacon after a successful AUV dive. These LBL beacons are necessary in aiding the inertial navigation system of the AUV (MOLA MOLA) while on survey on the ocean floor.

  • LBL (Long Base Line) Beacon Recovery
    Middle school student Anja Diercks helps recover the acoustic LBL (Long Base Line) beacon she had released from the ocean floor using an acoustic telemetry system minutes before.

  • Sediment trap deployment
    Sediment trap deployment was filmed while aboard the R/V Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico on June 24, 2013. This video shows scientists and ship's crew deploying a sediment trap system into the ocean. Video courtesy of Stella Guerrero.

  • Eagle Ray night launch
    This video shows a successful night launch of the Eagle Ray AUV from the RV Pelican at GC600, one of ECOGIG's main study sites. A camera was mounted on a 20' aluminum pole and held over the side of the RV Pelican, resulting in some of the jitter in the video.

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