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The development of oceanographic instrumentation, tools and data processing techniques has been a major part of the work of MPL scientists, who traditionally have also taken their equipment and skills to sea.

The revolutionary development in the technology of scientific instrumentation is highlighted by a remark made, referring to pre-World War II oceanography,

"We even had a slogan that the best oceanographic instruments should contain less than one vacuum tube".  [Roger Revelle]

Research and Development Shop
Description and contact information
Listing of equipment and capabilities
Shop personnel

FLoating Instrument Platform FLIP
History of FLIP
Technical Description
Maintenance Program
Research Vessel Capabilities
Equipment Deployment from FLIP
Operational Experience
The Use of Doppler Sonars on FLIP
FLIP Personnel
Historical Research Cruise Summary
Research Papers Published from the Use of FLIP
Image Gallery
Current FLIP Research Schedule
Contact for Questions

Instrumentation and Tools
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Autonomous Tethered Vehicle

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