A Sea Change in Marine Technology

Mike Whitney was interviewed for OceansLIVE TV episode “A Sea Change in Marine Technology” while onboard the 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan on July 11, 2014.  He discussed the GPS-tracked surface drifters released from the Charles W. Morgan to study ocean current connections in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  The drifters were funded by UCONN Marine Sciences, UCONN Avery Point, and Connecticut Sea Grant.  PhD student Yan Jia worked with undergraduate Steven Deveaux to make robust surface ocean drifters modified from designs by Jim Manning at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center Drifter Program.