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Robot Collects Storm Data During Hurricane Isaac
9/6/2012

A graphic shows wind speed data from Hurricane Isaac recorded by a Wave Glider robot in the Gulf of Mexico during the storm. The Wave Glider, developed by Liquid Robotics and launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is a seven-foot-long surfboard with a solar-powered boat propulsion system and sensors to collect oceanographic and weather data. (Source: Liquid Robotics)
A graphic shows wind speed data from Hurricane Isaac recorded by a Wave Glider robot in the Gulf of Mexico during the storm. The Wave Glider, developed by Liquid Robotics and launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is a seven-foot-long surfboard with a solar-powered boat propulsion system and sensors to collect oceanographic and weather data.
(Source: Liquid Robotics)

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Re: Active tracking system
naperlou   9/6/2012 9:30:03 AM
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Beth, I would think that this would be a US government type of project.  We have the satellites and other fixed sensors already.  This sounds like a good way to augment those. 

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Active tracking system
Beth Stackpole   9/6/2012 7:19:58 AM
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Sounds like there is huge potential for these robots to become part of some kind of active tracking system deployed throughout our oceans and waterways as part of monitoring storms and other possible natural disasters. Only question I guess is who foots the bill.

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