Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

December 6, 2013 by  
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Drones have become infamous for their use as weapons, but a far more altruistic purpose awaits these unmanned robots. Scientists from the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment are set to deploy 200 “drifters” equipped with GPS off the coast of Fort Walton, Florida, where they will be monitored by two drones outfitted with GoPro cameras. The project is part of a $500 million enterprise funded in part by oil giant BP in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon debacle. Read the rest of Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , carthe , consortium for advanced research on transport for hydrocarbon in the environment , deepwater horizon , drifter sensors , drones , florida , fort walton , gopro camera , gps , grist , gulf coast , ocean currents , oil spill , university of miami , unmanned robot        

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Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

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