The Remote Acquisition and Distribution of Oceanographic Data

Computer Science & Math, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Inventions & Innovation
Skanda Koppula – USA

 

According to National Geographic, just 10 percent of the ocean floor has been mapped and a much smaller percent has been surveyed for other types of data such as salinity. The ramifications of this are large; in 2005, …

the nuclear submarine San Francisco crashed into an uncharted underwater mountain. Hydro-data is also important for exploration of bodies of water, commerce, analysis of geothermal phenomena and trends in pollution. This project researched and developed a preliminary system to collect physical marine data using hardware, error compensating algorithms, and data distribution methods. The focus was on efficiency, accuracy, and expandability – with improvements over current systems. The hypothesis was that a much more efficient system could be established, and it was.

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