The end result has turned into a research platform that is intend to be used as a self-positioning buoy to monitor the ocean environment. The buoy will move to a specific area of the ocean and then drift with the current while monitoring takes place from the on-board instrumentation packages.
What will be monitored:
- Weather (air temp, pressure, apparent wind speed and direction)
- Ocean Salinity, PH and Temp.
The platform will be powered by a 100AH LIFePO4 battery charged by a solar array.
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