Marine Science and Technology are the practical and technical side of oceanography. The study and understanding of oceans and marine ecosystems are important to the ocean pollution, shipping industry, climate changes, untapped resources, changes in currents, the behavior of marine organisms, and more. The development of innovative technologies goes a long way toward studying, understanding, and the conservation efforts of our ocean environment.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Technologies and applications include:

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs)
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Photogrammetry
  • Satellite Oceanography
  • Drifters (ocean current detectors)
  • Sonar
  • Magnetometer (measures changes in a magnetic field)
  • Buoy System (floating instrumentation platform)
  • Underwater Hydrophone (detects underwater noise)
  • Animal Telemetry (involves animals carrying electronic tags)

Regional Research Centers and Organizations

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center