Instrument Lab

The iLab is a team of engineering and technical staff, based at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University), supporting earth science research projects around the world.

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Posted July 11th, 2011 by dale

A deep-towed seafloor mapping sonar developed in collaboration with International Submarine Technology (IST.) The Lamont project was lead by William B. F. Ryan with engineering and operational support by Dale Chayes.

Jim Kosalos, Larry Robinson and Irv Bjorkheim were the early principals in IST.

The first SeaMARC was built in early 1980 and fielded in search of the Titanic for in the summer of 1980.

The name is an acronym: Seafloor Mapping And Remote Sensing

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