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GISR Instrumentation Highlights

The Tools of GISR

During the GISR (Gulf Integrated Spill Response) dives, the science team and ROVs are diving on natural methane seeps emanating from the sea floor. Many of the seeps we’ll be diving on this week are known seeps that scientists who study natural hydrocarbon seeps have studied for some time.

During these dives, the team is taking many different measurements with a variety of instruments. While these instruments have been thoroughly tested in labs on shore, for many of them this is their first “sea trial.” Learn more about the intstruments .