Every day is different in the newest building on campus, and that is by design. AVAST hosts projects that can’t easily be done anywhere else at the Institution. It’s an incubator for every stage of the ocean technology life cycle: from the first conversation and whiteboard sketch, to conceiving new sensors and perfecting propellers. With dedicated test tanks, an advanced fabrication lab, bench space for electrical and mechanical work, and high bays that can accommodate both large robots and small instruments, AVAST allows WHOI scientists and engineers to pursue high-risk, short-term projects that will transform the way we explore the ocean.
Take a look around at this small subset of innovative projects underway in AVAST.