ECOGIG Landers Technology Development

ECOGIG scientists Dr. Chris Martens and Dr. Geoff Wheat talk about Landers, a new technology developed at the University of Mississippi that allows scientists to study the ocean floor at great depths. Most of the area around the Deepwater Horizon spill ranges from 900 to 2000 meters below the surface of the Gulf. Landers are platforms custom-equipped with research instruments that can be dropped to the exact site scientists want to study and left for weeks, months, or even years to collect ongoing data in an area.