Video of Deployment of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle on Severn (and South River)

The Facebook video was posted by Diana Muller, South River Keeper, at

It shows the initial deployment of the REMUS, a surplused autonomous underwater vehicle programmed to collect environmental data on conditions where it goes — in this case, the length of the Severn River. The vehicle collects info such as dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity, etc. Dr. Andrew Muller’s Oceanography classes at the Academy are using it as part of their lab work, and it is being deployed to measure conditions in both the Severn and the South River.

The South River Federation is probably the most data intensive monitoring program on the Chesapeake Bay, and its information is being used to re-define the models of how the mid-Bay actually works — much better science than the 20+ year old Bay models used by the Chesapeake Bay Program, which sometimes supports and increasingly has been recognizing the significance of this new science. 

Check the website . . .  and join the Federation to support good science in support of more effective watershed conservation. and restoration.

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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