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In an effort to plug gaps in knowledge about key ocean processes, the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s division of ocean sciences has awarded nearly $1 million to scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif. The Scripps marine scientists will develop a new breed of ocean-probing instruments. Jules Jaffe and Peter Franks will spearhead an effort to design and deploy autonomous underwater explorers, or AUEs. AUEs will trace the fine details of oceanographic processes vital to tiny marine inhabitants.
- http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1031 (Scripps News)
- http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115887&org=NSF&from=news (NSF Press Release)
- http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=901 (Jacobs School Press Release)
Successful deployment of the Autonomous Underwater Explorer (AUE).