Seahacks: citizen science projects for the ocean


#1

Our friends Ariel Waldman and Lisa Ballard have just launched Seahack.org: a directory of ways to participate in sea exploration. It’s a good list of the different platforms that are evolving. And hopefully just the beginning of a very long list!

Check it out: http://seahack.org/


#2

I will check that out.


#3

Nice link.

I have an idea (came from the hydrophone project) of attaching a tool sled of sorts to the ROV. The Secchi Plankton Study and ocean health X Prize sensors may be able to attach to the ROVs underbelly. Granted weight, drag, etc would have to be consider in the designs since the ROV is small, however, plug-n-play sensor suites would be ideal using node.js as the framework for device communication and data logging. Interesting indeed.


#4

Actually, the Secchi disk would be mounted on the top of the ROV and immedaite measurements would be taken at the stat of a dive.


#5

Thanks for the link David - it's bookmarked!


#6

Eric has experience building tow packages for ROVs. We've talked about it before, but the current design doesn't lend itself very well to it.