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Eldorado Space Program

October 3, 2018

Blogs

Eldorado Space Program

With Paul McWhorter's guidance, students design, build, and program instrumentation packages sent into the upper atmosphere via high-altitude balloons. He documents the missions in a dedicated YouTube channel.

Remote Environmental Monitoring

September 26, 2018

Blogs

Remote Environmental Monitoring

Ephemeral washes located in Southeastern Arizona, USA, contribute to large rivers like the San Pedro, and are used by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to gather data on contaminants which impact larger bodies of water downstream.

Team Peruagus Uses RockBLOCK to Rule the Waves

September 20, 2018

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Team Peruagus Uses RockBLOCK to Rule the Waves

Researching how autonomous technology can be applied in the maritime industry, six ship science students from the University of Southampton designed and built the Peruagus, an autonomous solar-powered boat.

The Ocean Cleanup

September 5, 2018

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The Ocean Cleanup

Our oceans are polluted with plastic. It’s not just strangling sea life or collecting in giant swirling patches the size of countries - tiny microplastics are also abundant in the water, making their way back into the food chain and, ultimately, our plate.

ETH Zurich’s Autonomous UAVs

August 29, 2018

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ETH Zurich’s Autonomous UAVs

The Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) of ETH Zurich has developed two solar-powered, low-altitude long-endurance (LALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are gathering valuable data on climate change and agriculture.

CU Boulder / NOAA AirCore

August 7, 2018

Blogs

CU Boulder / NOAA AirCore

Introduced in a paper published eight years ago in the American Meteorological Society, the AirCore has proven itself a robust atmospheric sampling device used with balloons and other airborne assets.

Octanis Rover Mission

July 25, 2018

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Octanis Rover Mission

It was the need for a low-cost, minimal environmental impact platform for scientific experiments in extremely cold temperatures, that led the association to develop the Octanis Rover.

Mapping Ocean Fronts with Robotic Fleets

July 23, 2018

Blogs

Mapping Ocean Fronts with Robotic Fleets

Led by Dr. João Borges de Sousa of the Laboratório de Sistemas e Tecnologia Subaquática (LSTS) of Portugal, a multinational, multidisciplinary team of scientists have designed, built, and deployed seven autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in the North Pacific Subtropical Ocean Front using the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor.

The HAPP Project

July 13, 2018

Blogs

The HAPP Project

Thanks to advancements in IT and DIY fabrication, missions reserved for national space agencies just a decade ago are becoming increasingly accessible to hobbyists. Cue the High Altitude Photography Platform (HAPP), created by Christopher Couch and James Mayes.

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