Date and Location
Feb 8, 3-4pm, Dow 642
Dr Guy Meadows, Univ of Michigan and adjunct professor, GMES
Over the past several years, the Ocean Engineering Laboratory (OEL) of the University of Michigan has been involved in the design, fabrication and deployment of a wide variety of Great Lakes and coastal ocean environmental monitoring platforms. These platforms are all either, semi- or fully-autonomous in the execution of their respective missions and capable of producing real-time data. The development of these platforms offers a glimpse into the possible future of advanced aquatic sensing and long term, open water, measurement persistence. Examples of the utilization of these and other environmental sensing platforms, many developed jointly with MTU, will be provided. Applications to a variety of Great lakes and coastal ocean environments will be discussed including searching for evidence of Paleo-Indian occupation of what is now the submerged Alpena-Amberley, central ridge of Lake Huron.