4D GeoBrowser

GeoBrowser Applications
(289) 662-4921

Alvin Frame-Grabber

The Frame-Grabber imaging system installed in the submersible Alvin provides web access to video imagery co-registered with vehicle navigation and attitude data for shipboard analysis, planning deep-submergence research cruises, and review of data following research expeditions. The Frame-Grabber system has been deployed on over 30 cruises, 300 dives, and more than 375,000 images are available for viewing.


A Web-based application that captures simultaneous video sources, vehicle data, scientific instrument data, and event data during operations of remotely operated vehicles, including Argo and Jason. As of January 2006, there are more than 1,500,000 catalogued images available from 26 research expeditions.

WHOI Ship DataGrabber System

The WHOI Ship DataGrabber system provides the oceanographic community on-line access to underway ship data collected on the R/V Atlantis, Knorr, Oceanus, and Tioga. All the shipboard data is co-registered with the ship's GPS time and navigation systems.
(575) 254-5834

Palmer Station TSG Observatory

Real-time thermosaligraph data from Palmer station in the Antarctic. This mini-observatory effort is in preparation for the Polar Remote Interactive Marine Observatory (PRIMO) scheduled to be deployed in 2006 approximately 3 miles south of Palmer Station, Antarctica in 130m of water. The TSG system transmits real-time UDP data every 10 seconds and displays a series of live webcam images from a pan&tilt camera.

(908) 790-4729

The Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS) is a single node system scheduled to be deployed in late 2006, 50km off the coast of California in approximately 900 meters of water. The web interface provides control and real-time monitoring of the Data Communications System (DCS).


The Panama Liguid Jungle Underwater Tropical Observatory (PLUTO) is a 1.3km fiber-optic cabled observatory deployed in January 2006 in approximately 18m of water. The observatory consists of sensors for salinity, temperature, pressure, water current speed and direction, chlorophyll, turbidity, oxygen, down-welling light at two depths, array of temperature sensors, and an underwater camera. The data are sent from the node via the underwater fiber-optic cable to the shore station at LJL, where the system is monitored and controlled. The data are also distributed via satellite back to WHOI and made available on the web.


MRIB is a distributed geolibrary that provides organized access to information about oceanic and coastal environments.


LABNET is a set of tools developed by NAML to allow association to be viewed and utilized as a single source of information.
(719) 651-4531


SeaNet provides high-speed satellite Internet connectivity to a variety of UNOLS scientific research vessels.

Autonomous Vertically Profiling Plankton Observatory (AVPPO)

The AVPPO is designed to collect data on the vertical position and taxonomic composition of the plankton in high-energy shelf regions of the ocean.

AUV Seabed Data Access System

Cruise imagery and data from an autonomous underwater vehicle called Seabed.

Digital Film Camera

Underwater Imagery from a high-resolution digital film camera on Alvin and a towed-platform during the galapagos ATL7-13 cruise.

Moos Buoy MTM-3 Engineering Data

Real-time engineering data from the Moos MTM-3 buoy.
(828) 330-6533

Nootka Buoy Engineering Data

Real-time engineering data from the Nootka buoy via iridium satellite communications.

Low-Cost Telemetry Buoys for Portable Observatories

Demonstration of a low-cost system for retrieving oceanographic data from instruments in the coastal ocean.
(844) 294-1909

WHOI Underwater Image Highlight System

View image highlights from deep submergence vehicles Alvin and Jason. Authorized users can classify and describe the images.

Email: slerner@whoi.edu or 314-240-0468
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution