Emily Chua writes about sailing the high seas with robots

PhD candidate Emily Chua has just published “Sailing the Seven Seas with Argo” in a blog for oceanbites. “Argo is a fleet of nearly 4,000 robotic floats which prowl the upper (<1 kilometer depth) ocean, collecting information on the physical state of the ocean,” Chua notes, adding that much of the world’s oceans remain unsampled until recently. The instruments “measure temperature, salinity, and current velocities and transmit these data to satellites in near real-time. The Argo program is an international effort, with floats populating every ocean basin.” Chua is advised by Wally Fulweiler.