Novel design and minimal cost propel interest in global deployment at reefs.
Warm ocean water can be a killer for coral reefs, and AOML recently developed a new inexpensive sensor to drastically improve our ability to measure and monitor changing temperatures on reefs at an unprecedented scale. The low cost sea temperature sensor, known as InSituSea, costs roughly $10 in parts to produce while providing high accuracy (0.05-0.1 C) in measurement. With a production cost that is 10% of an off-the-shelf temperature sensor, colleagues have expressed strong interest in deploying the InSituSea sea temperature sensor at coral reefs around the world.
Designs for Two New Deepwater Traps Released
NOAA scientists have developed two new trap designs that can target invasive lionfish in deep water and reduce negative effects on native species that are ecologically, recreationally, or commercially important.
UT has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Air Resources Laboratory to advance collaborative research in atmospheric sciences.
Dr. Bruce Rodan, Assistant Director of Environmental Health, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Dr. Rodan will offer his expertise on how the water issues facing our country can be answered through the application of water technologies, as well as best practices and strategies for supporting water-related efforts.
Last summer, working with scientists and engineers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the boats skimmed along the edge of the retreating Arctic ice cap, giving scientists a detailed account of temperature, salinity and ecosystem information that would have been difficult and expensive to obtain in person.
Break out your cameras because it's time to show your lab's technologies hard at work! The FLC invites you to submit images of your lab's work for its 2017 FLC Planner.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium of Technology Transfer (FLC) Mid-Atlantic Region and Education and Training Committee will sponsor FLC's Technical Writing Workshop on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 in Arlington, VA.
Attend the FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting and Awards taking place October 17-18, 2016 in Rockville, MD.