• trident rov OpenROV
    Trident ROV Builds On Success Of OpenROV

    The makers of the OpenROV have launched the Trident ROV, a more capable platform for nearshore ocean exploration.

  • OpenCTD
    OpenCTD: Open-Source Sensor Ready For Seas

    OpenCTD, the first open-source sensor developed by Oceanography for Everyone, is ready for marine and citizen scientists alike.

  • Niskin 3D Water Sampler
    Niskin 3D Water Sampler: Open-Source Oceanography

    Oceanography for Everyone has developed the Niskin 3D Water Sampler, an easy-to-build, 3D-printable tool for citizen scientists and marine biologists.

  • OpenCTD project
    OpenCTD Project Publishes Build Guide

    A few years back, we covered the OpenCTD project that was aiming to make a smaller, more affordable version of conductivity, temperature and depth (CTD) sensors for citizen scientists. Now the open-source CTD has advanced to the...

  • R/V Tanner
    R/V Tanner Launches On Lake Huron, Aids Fisheries Work

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has launched a new research vessel to aid Lake Huron fisheries work, according to an article on the department’s website. The new ship, called R/V Tanner, replaces the R/V Chinook which...

  • Thomas G. Thompson
    R/V Thomas G. Thompson Gets Upgrades

    The University of Washington’s R/V Thomas G. Thompson is embarking on its easiest mission yet: a year in protected waters so that it can undergo some upgrades for improved performance. Those include new propulsion systems and engineering...

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    Calculating Groundwater From Satellites In San Luis Valley

    The quest to answer scientific questions through remote sensing never seems to end, and that is for good reasons: There simply aren’t enough researchers to cover all the areas that need studied and detecting things with satellites...

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    Online Mapper Shows Groundwater Quality By Decade

    An online mapper, which is one aspect of the National Water-Quality Assessment’s efforts, provides a look at changing groundwater quality across the United States on decadal time scales, according to a release from the U.S. Geological Survey...

  • Sonar imaging found the Loch Ness monster movie prop, which sank in 1969. (Credit: Loch Ness Project)
    Scientists Find Old Loch Ness Monster Movie Prop In Lake

    There are more than 1,000 people who claim to have seen the Loch Ness monster, according to the New York Times. But still, scientists studying the Scottish lake have yet to find the mythical creature. The most...

  • A new smartphone app could help those affected by the Flint water crisis. (Credit: University of Michigan)
    Developing Smartphone App To Help Those Affected By Flint Water Crisis

    Google is partnering with the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses to launch a smartphone app that could help residents of Flint, Michigan, affected by the water crisis there. Hopes are that the app can...

  • Researchers show off the augmented reality sandbox. (Credit: University of California, Davis)
    Augmented Reality Sandbox Shows Landscape Change Effects

    Sometimes research can be a bit abstract and difficult to understand. But what if you could take a tough concept and present it to people just by using your hands? Technology has made visualizations possible for some...

  • AlertSoCal network aids first responders in the detection of wildfire ignition and development. (Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
    AlertSoCal Camera Network Aids Wildfire Prediction In Southern California

    A network of mountaintop cameras, called the AlertSoCal system, operated by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers a new opportunity for early detection of fire hazards in some of the most remote locations in Southern California,...

  • Scientists are using data assimilation techniques to input a range of North American observations into experimental forecasts. (Credit: National Center for Atmospheric Research)
    Growing Importance Of Data Assimilation Spurs New NCAR Program

    Data assimilation, the process of enabling computer models to use observations to predict what’s happening on the ground or in the oceans, is becoming more important for researchers. In one example of the process’ growing importance, officials...

  • Hurricane Karl. (Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
    Satellite Tech Improvement May Help In Tracking Hurricanes

    Tracking hurricanes from space using satellites is nothing new. But there are constantly improvements being made to the sensors and other tech deployed on these sophisticated celestial bodies. For example, researchers at Penn State University are awaiting...

  • Researchers in Australia are using drones to monitor seabird populations. (Credit: Rohan Clarke)
    Drones Better At Monitoring Some Wildlife Than Humans

    Drones are being used for a lot of things these days, so why can’t they help out researchers looking to learn more about wildlife? A study from Australia’s Monash University has found that drones, despite making some...