Duke Marine Lab Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing is hosting from 1-2 p.m. March 16 its first installment of a livestream series that organizers are calling, “Tales from Beyond the Geofence.”
Doctoral candidates Patrick Gray at Duke University and Anna Windle at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will discuss how they use unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS or drones, to research water quality and ocean color.
The series will be streamed live on the robotics lab’s YouTube channel. Participants will have a chance to comment and ask questions using the live chat feature.
Windle earned her master’s at Duke University and is a former student of David Johnston, director of the robotics lab and associate professor of the practice of marine conservation and ecology in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
The Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Laboratory, or MaRRS, based at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, opened in August 2015 as a center to promote interdisciplinary research using drones and other small robotics. The lab works with researchers and students from multiple universities in addition to providing expertise for client projects.