Nanolander Deployment

Expedition Aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Niyama
June 2016

SeaKeepers joined the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in its first successful expedition at sea aboard the D/Y Niyama. Kevin Hardy, member of SeaKeepers’ Scientific Advisory Council, oversaw the deployment and retrieval of a nanolander off of the San Diego coast. The nanolanders are specifically designed to stay submerged at great depths for an extended period of time, collecting data about the surrounding environment. They can then be retrieved and the data can be collected and analyzed.