Join us for a seminar on Ocean Worlds by NASA's Dr. Darlene Lim. This seminar is co-hosted by Open Ocean Initiative and Dr. Dava Newman from the MIT Human Systems Lab.
Dr. Darlene Lim is a planetary research scientist from NASA Ames Research Center. She currently serves as Principal Investigator or Work Area Lead for 5 NASA research programs. In this seminar, Dr. Lim will share findings from one of these research programs, SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog). SUBSEA is a NASA research program that brings together the worlds of Space and Ocean exploration science; partnering together NASA, NOAA, Ocean Exploration Trust and various academic centers within the US. Its science is focused on fluid venting at volcanic seamounts, 4000m deep, as analog environments to hydrothermal systems on other Ocean Worlds. Its programmatic goal is to develop capabilities and concepts for future human spaceflight into deep space and Mars. The SUBSEA team leveraged the telepresence infrastructure aboard the research vessel to gain unique and unparalleled first-hand operational knowledge that will affect the development of Low Latency Telerobotic concepts that enhance and enable science and discovery in Deep Space.