Drones at the Beach

Vimeo Link:  https://vimeo.com/113915585

Patrick Rynne, University of Miami
Fiona Graham, University of Miami/ Waterlust
Ronald Brouwer, Ad Reniers, and Matthieu de Schipper, Delft University
Jamie MacMahan, Naval Postgraduate School
Laura Bracken, University of Miami/ CARTHE
How do oil and other toxins move from deep water onto the beach? Using dye and drones, a team of scientists conduct a series of experiments to explore how ocean currents transport material from offshore into the surf zone. The Surfzone Oil Pathways Experiment (SCOPE) is part of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), a research initiative based at the University of Miami following the Deep Water Horizon oil spill of 2010. Narrated by Laura Bracken Chaibongsai. Music: The Submarines - 1940 (AmpLive Remix) Instrumental Shot entirely on GoPro Hero 3+ cameras. Waterlust.org
Original Publication

Brouwer, R. L., M. A. de Schipper, P. F. Rynne, F. J. Graham, A. J.H.M. Reniers, J. H. MacMahan. 2014. Surf zone monitoring using rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol.

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