In The Conversation, Chris Ruf explains how CYGNSS can find the source ocean microplastics and aid in future clean up.
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
Tracking ocean microplastics from space
Satellites give new insights on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plus sources and flows of ocean microplastic.
UM researchers awarded $3.9M for transformational energy technology
The University of Michigan announced today that it was awarded $3.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to harvest hydrokinetic energy using reconfigurable high-efficiency marine micro-turbines.
RobotX: UM Team prepares autonomous boat for competition in Hawaii
Without human intervention or remote control assistance, 19 teams from 6 countries will meet this December to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge.
2017 Peachman lecture: Future ship, offshore and nautical research
Since 2011, Dr. Bas Buchner has been the president of MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands), the largest independent maritime research institute in the world.
Swim with the robots, U-M on the Great Lakes
With a customized Iver 3 underwater drone, the Deep Robotic Optical Perception (DROP) Lab have a new set of underwater eyes that provide a window into the health of the world’s lakes and oceans.