Alvin Upgrades

Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS) has been a key contributor in the Alvin upgrade, producing the new 6500 meter rated syntactic buoyancy material as well as the manufacturing of the individual components. ESS staff have worked closely with the WHOI Alvin team on all aspects of the buoyancy production.

Bruce Strickrott, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Group Manager and Chief Pilot of the Deep Submergance Vehicle Alvin, recently unveiled upgrades underway for the iconic human-occupied vehicle (HOV) at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting 2020.