Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dr. Jakuba is providing engineering support for AUVs Puma and Jaguar. He has extensive experience using the AUV ABE to find hydrothermal vents in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On the present cruise, he will analyze the water-column data generated by Puma and Jaguar to generate maps of likely vent locations. The vehicles will then be redeployed on those sites and hopefully return with pictures of vents and their associated biological communities.