(2012)

Polarity Preserving Chirp Sub-bottom Profiler

The goal of the project is to develop an acoustic imaging system to investigate the shallow subsurface of the seafloor in areas with gaseous sediments.

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(2012)

Marine Research Technical Services

The goal of this project is to provide technical and logistical support to MMRI/CMRET/STRC researchers particularly GoMHRC researchers. Expertise at the shop includes designing and fabricating instruments and deployment/recovery techniques, adapting/merging existing systems to new designs, preparing for cruises, transporting equipment to field sites, orchestrating at-sea operations, providing navigation and maintenance of all devices and systems year-round.

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(2012)

Shallow-source/Deep-receiver Marine Seismic Profiling

The goal of this project is to develop and test an acoustic imaging system to investigate and monitor the hydrates stability zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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(2012)

Gulf of Mexico Seafloor Observatory

The goal of this project is to build and operate a multi-disciplinary seafloor observatory in the Gulf of Mexico that will provide real-time data to better understand the deep marine environment, predict changes to these environments and ensure continued health of these ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico.

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(2012)

Seafloor Mapping

The Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute (MMRI), in close collaboration with the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST), has developed an advanced program in high resolution seafloor mapping in both shallow and deep water. The goal of the program is to explore and describe features of the deep seafloor by fostering innovative techniques that remotely image bathymetry, surficial geology and benthic fauna. The program aims to better describe the seafloor using a multidisciplinary approach while cultivating and training a new generation of ocean scientists in the use of cutting edge technology.

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(2012)

The Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium

The Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium (GoMHRC) was established to coordinate laboratory and field research in gas hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico.

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(2011)

ROVARD – A New and Innovative Deployment Platform

This project's goal is to develop a robust and adaptable platform for deploying instruments and arrays at the Woolsey Mound Seafloor Observatory in the Gulf of Mexico.

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(2011)

Woolsey Mound Cold Seep: An Oasis in the Deep Sea

This project aims to document and describe the cold seep and benthic fauna - including chemosynthetic communities - at Woolsey Mound, a carbonate-hydrate complex on the continental shelf, in the Mississippi Canyon area of the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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(2011)

Jumbo Piston Coring at MC118, site of the Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium’s Seafloor Observatory

This project focused on the collection of 5 Jumbo Piston cores to supplement existing geological, geophysical and geochemical information from gravity, box and push-cores.

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