• Monday, January 30, 2006

    The Coral Reef Environmental Observatory Network (CREON) is a collaborating association of scientists and engineers from around the world that is striving to design and build marine sensor networks. Sensor networks on land are becoming common as new technology enables environmental parameters to be observed in real time and often in several dimensions. Extending this to the marine environment poses many challenges such as fouling and data transmission.

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2005

    On November 28-29, 2005, the MCR LTER site held a two day investigator meeting. A total of 35 Principal and Associate investigators, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students met to discuss results of monitoring and process studies and to plan upcoming research efforts. Highlights of the meeting included research presentations by six graduate students and two postdocs.

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2005

    A group of engineers from UC Santa Barbara including Professors Ron Iltis, Hua Lee and Ryan Kastner, is working with a team of investigators from the MCR LTER to develop technology for wireless underwater transmission of data from moored oceanographic instruments. The involves development of an Aqua Modem, which is an underwater acoustic communication device being designed and built by a consortium of UC Santa Barbara and Sonatech, Inc. The goal of the Aqua Modem is to provide a 133 bps data rate with a range of 300 meters.

  • Monday, July 4, 2005

    Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia, welcomes Sally Holbrook and Russ Schmitt, PIs of the Moorea Coral Reef LTER, to a Texas-style barbeque he hosted at the Presidential Palace in Papeete on July 4th, 2005 The occasion was to celebrate both the U.S. Independence Day and the inaugural non-stop flight of Air Tahiti Nui between Tahiti and New York. U.S. citizens working in French Polynesia were treated to an evening of traditional Tahitian dancing and singing in the beautiful gardens of the Presidential Palace. Both President Temaru and Christopher Kosely, United States Consul, gave welcoming addresses.