Aquatic Robotics

Robotic carbon observers launched

Posted 17 Apr 2001 at 16:24 UTC by steve Share This

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory issued a press release today announcing the launch of the first two SOLO robots in the Pacific Ocean. Each SOLO (Sounding Oceanographic Lagrangian Observer) is an autonomous robot that descends up to a thousand meters while recording the ocean's carbon levels, temperature, salinity, and other data. Once per day, the robots surface and transmit collected data via a satellite link. The robots are designed to operate for months in all weather conditions as part of a two year project to study ocean carbon sequestration which is being led by James K. B. Bishop

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