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Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Novel, Inexpensive Temperature Sensor Unlocks Coral Monitoring Challenge

Novel design and minimal cost propel interest in global deployment at reefs.

Warm ocean water can be a killer for coral reefs, and AOML recently developed a new inexpensive sensor to drastically improve our ability to measure and monitor changing temperatures on reefs at an unprecedented scale.  The low cost sea temperature sensor, known as InSituSea, costs roughly $10 in parts to produce while providing high accuracy (0.05-0.1 C) in measurement. With a production cost that is 10% of an off-the-shelf temperature sensor, colleagues have expressed strong interest in deploying the InSituSea sea temperature sensor at coral reefs around the world.  
Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

Last summer, working with scientists and engineers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the boats skimmed along the edge of the retreating Arctic ice cap, giving scientists a detailed account of temperature, salinity and ecosystem information that would have been difficult and expensive to obtain in person.
NOAA Weather App Goes Global - Submit Your Own Weather Reports Using mPING!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NOAA Weather App Goes Global - Submit Your Own Weather Reports Using mPING!

Citizen scientists around the world, not just those in the United States, can now submit weather observations and view reports on the go using the newly upgraded mPING smart phone application.
Arctic Shield 2015:  Autonomous and Piloted Aircraft Fly Search and Rescue Exercise
Monday, August 3, 2015

Arctic Shield 2015: Autonomous and Piloted Aircraft Fly Search and Rescue Exercise

On July 14, 2015, NOAA conducted a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) north of Alaska on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy  This effort successfully integrated an Unmanned Aircraft Systemor UAS into a simulated response incident.  This exercise is one of many NOAA's UAS Program is conducting under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with US industry. 

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