Today’s highlights include the world’s top ten dive spots, charcoal in the oceans, a ‘shark-stalking’ robot, and the challenges of fish stocks recovering from overexploitation.
New from the University Roundup: Rutgers’ Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, well-known for its fleet of AUVs
The development of a new type of deep-sea vehicle sporting unique technologies and innovative methods made it possible to routinely reach the bottom of the ocean.
A successor to the original Rutgers University “Scarlet Knight” autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has crossed the continental shelf of the U.S. and is well on its way along the Gulf Stream in its fourth week of an eight-month voyage across the Atlantic. Launched on 27 April from the New Jersey coast, the glider, somewhat more [...]
(This article was originally published on OceanLines on August 11, 2008.) A 93 inch, 134 pound unmanned yellow glider is nearly half way through with its underwater journey from New Jersey to Spain. It left New Jersey on May 21st on its mission to gather data about the salinity and temperature of the Atlantic [...]
(This article was originally published on OceanLines on June 6, 2008.) If University of Washington scientist Kristi Morgansen’s work pans out, a school of cooperatively communicating robot fish could help track whales, pollution slicks, or other mobile targets of scientific interest. Over the past five years, she has built three “Robofish” that communicate with one [...]