In the press
Darwin Mounds: Litter discovered on the seafloor (BBC), BioCam discovers whale carcass (BBC), Protected coral reef is blighted by plastic waste (The Times), Coral planet (BBC), Survey starts (BBC), DY108-109 expedition: Surveying of Darwin Mounds (BBC) - (NOC article, UoS article, NOC wrapup article, UoS wrapup article)
Marine technology news, NBC, Technology networks, Portland business journal, News on 6, ABC, Science Daily, Physics org, Eureka alert, Laboratory equipment, Tunisiesoir, Subseaworld, azorobotics, ECO, Eco Magazine (pdf), Neurorobotics, Ship to shore 9th August, Ship to shore 15th August, Ocean news (pdf), EPSRC RAS, Eco Magazine 2
'Dr. Blair Thornton and his team's ground breaking work in seafloor 3D visual mapping has a broad spectrum of applications outside of ocean science, ranging from defense to offshore asset integrity monitoring. Consequently, Sonardyne International Ltd. are extremely pleased to support him and his team to mature and translate the technology for use in these diverse applications.'
- Geraint West, Global Business Manager for Oceanography, Sonardyne International Ltd.
'The ground breaking R&D by Dr. Blair Thornton and his team in seafloor 3D visual mapping and in-situ underwater chemical sensing has spurred applications in space exploration. NASA is developing a new astrobiology sensing platform, named InVADER, that will demonstrate new technologies for the search of life on the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. InVADER leverages Thornton’s pioneering analytical and instrumental work and takes his insights as a starting point for an innovative approach to the search for life in our solar system.'
- Laurie Barge, PhD, Research Scientist in Astrobiology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.