‘Swarms’ Of Robotic Ocean Explorers

Date: 8/2/2010

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, were awarded $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a new breed of ocean-probing instruments. Scripps researchers Jules Jaffe and Peter Franks will spearhead an effort to design and deploy autonomous underwater explorers (AUEs) to trace fine details of fundamental oceanographic mechanisms. Peter Franks said. ‘AUEs should improve our ocean models and eventually allow us to do a better job of following the weather and climate of the ocean, as well as help us understand things like carbon fluxes.’ visit

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