This summer we are starting a new project on a team working to develop an Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology (AEC). Part of the project includes a crowdsourcing data collection scheme where high school classes gather oceanographic data that they can report back through a mobile app. That data is then assimilated into the model, which can also be viewed on the app. Due to my robotics background most of my work will be developing a ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) that allows the high schoolers to collect a variety of data fields from temperature to turbidity. Considering that my previous work with NRL was entirely software based, switching to an engineering-based task is exciting new territory.
|Rachel Holladay, Naval Research Laboratory|