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Where's Ben?


Ben Knörlein, CCV Application Scientist, on the R/V Falkor on a research expedition to collect plankton that will be visualized in the YURT.


photos courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute; drawing by Kirsten Carlson, www.fathomitstudios.com,
Artist-at-Sea, Sea2Space Particle Investigation, Schmidt Ocean Institute, www.schmidtocean.org



Research Vessel Falkor



Where is Ben now?



Maiden Voyages Blog



Sea2Space Introductory Video



R/V Falkor current status




Schmidt Ocean Institute twitter feed #Sea2Space



Plankton Drawings



Ben's Blog



Ben's Video



Ben on Deck



Ben's Role



NASA Blogs

RI STAC: Bringing Planktonic Holograms to Life

Melissa Omand (URI/GSO) and Tom Sgouros (Brown/CCV)

The Holoyurt project will further the identification and analysis of phytoplankton using a laser-holographic microscope. We are developing a method of estimating the carbon content of the suspended phytoplankton in the water, something that is only possible now through laborious chemical analysis of water samples. Ben Knorlein, a CCV visualization scientist, will accompany Professor Melissa Omand on a four-week Pacific expedition on the Research Vessel Falkor in January to fine-tune the software.

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