Do you want to learn more about the technology scientists use to study an oil spill at sea? The Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team will host a new seminar entitled “Technology used to study oil spills, Part 2,” on August 29, 2018, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The follow up to 2016’s popular Read More
University of South Florida robot uses satellites and Twitter to convey data on ocean conditions– http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=4299&z=123. Solar-powered AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) conducts oceanographic transects to sense variety of ocean conditions and events, such as harmful algal blooms, spills of hazardous materials, or detecting ocean sounds, and tweets relevant data to shore.
USF gliders survey shelf off FL for temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, turbidity, and dissolved organic matter, and post tracks to http://ooma.marine.usf.edu/CROW/. Glider also deployed following DWH oil spill– http://rucool.marine.rutgers.edu/deepwater/2010/05/the-bass-glider-from-usf-is-in-the-water/.