DATA TO POWER THE WORLD
DETECTING MARINE MAMMALS:
Acoustic sensor and environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling.
Bottom characteristics, tide levels, current speed and direction, benthic characterization.
SITE SELECTION PERMITTING:
Sediment and benthic data, environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling for pathogen identification.
ROUTINE HABITAT MONITORING:
CTD, oxygen, turbidity, PH, quantify impacts of turbines on the environment and nearby ecosystem.
A fleet of JaiaBot BIOs are scheduled to survey the area near offshore wind turbines and collect data on oxygen levels, PH, turbidity, fluorometer, and dissolved organic matter (DOM).
A fleet of bots are deployed by a single operator from a routine turbine maintenance vessel. Mission planning software allows for bots to follow a predetermined survey course designed to complete profile dives and collect data through the water column. Real-time datasets are analyzed by researchers and compared over time. These data sets are compared over time to quantify the impacts of offshore wind turbines on long term environmental health and could be used as a model for upcoming offshore wind programs across the United States.