Atlantis does Telepresence

While at sea for this project, the R/V Atlantis (WHOI) operated and dove the human occupied submersible, DSV Alvin, into the Northeast Canyon and Seamount area of the Atlantic (~100mi from RI). Throughout the work the Atlantis remained connected, via satellite, to the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center on shore where a team of scientists and researchers led the mission. The reason behind the project was to train the next generation of scientists and researchers to eventually lead their own highly connected science and exploration projects.