Aerial drone to perform adaptive in-water sampling in marine environments

In-water measurement and sample collection solutions for environmental marine monitoring will be studied. Fine-scale responsive measurements cannot be achieved cost-effectively with satellites or aircraft. For near-surface monitoring, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) could achieve the necessary spatial-temporal sampling. The proposed solutions deploy a payload sensor and/or sample grabber from an UAS with a winchable tether. […]

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