By: Dean Roemmich , Scripps Institution of Oceanography Jules Jaffe , Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Technologies to study the ocean are evolving at a rapid pace. This workshop will showcase how scientists are pushing technological boundaries in ocean observations, robotics, machine learning and visualization. Panelists will describe the next generation of Argo floats that will be able to descend to depths of 6,000 meters (20,000 feet); advances in robotic plankton, miniature autonomous underwater explorers that measure small-scale environmental processes in the ocean; and new imaging technologies to create 3D maps of coral reefs that allow researchers to track the growth and decline of individual colonies over time. Participants: Dean Roemmich, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.; Jules Jaffe, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.; Stuart Sandin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.