Pacific Crossing (PacX) Challenge

Liquid Robotics' wave gliders are amazingly robust and capable of traveling long distances and staying at sea for a long time. Mostly for the fun of it, we're sending four robots across the Pacific to attempt to travel the longest distance at sea ever completed by an unmanned marine vehicle. They're all going together towards Hawaii and then two are heading to Japan and two are heading to Australia. They'll all be outfitted with a pile of interesting sensors. We're running a contest for marine scientists and students to come up with interesting science that we can do along the way. If you're interested, we'd love to see your entry.
September 21, 2011