The advantage of samplers that perform in-situ, real-time laboratory analysis is evidenced in a C-MORE BioLINCS marine microbe study North of Oahu. The deployment features the ESP and other instruments that conduct studies in the field which often depend upon a return to sophisticated laboratory environments. Read more about this fascinating September deployment at the cruise blog. The ESP is a biogenomic instrument which collects and analyzes in-situ DNA samples.
Two experimental instruments also being deployed are prototypes from a joint McLane project with Dr. Craig Taylor of WHOI. The IPS and TS-SID conduct in-situ incubation studies of organisms for time-series measurements such as nitrogen rates in the upper mixed layer.