The world’s oceans cover more than two-thirds of its surface, and they’re home to Earth’s largest heat reservoirs and vast natural resource deposits. Yet, much about them remains a mystery to us… “We decided two decasdes ago to essentially develop new ways to study the ocean because you can’t be out there in ships all the time,” said professor Oscar Schofield, an oceanographer with Rutgers University’s Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory, or COOL. What we’ve focused on is developing robot technologies. The robots can be out there all the time. You can send a robot out in a hurricane and if you lose it, you lose it. You can’t send a human out in a hurricane.”… The COOL team works alongside the Department of Homeland Security, the NAtional Science Foundation and the U.S. Navy. In fact, the Navy is the only organization that possesses an ocean glider fleet on par with Rutgers’.
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