Upcoming events!

We have a lot of exciting events coming up for those in the Santa Cruz, California and around the Bay Area. Project Leader, Nicole Crane, is January’s special speaker at the UC Santa Cruz Science on Tap series. It is at 7 pm Jan 28 at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, California.More information can […]

Marshallese poet, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner addresses the UN Climate Summit

Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner addressed the United Nations Climate Summit yesterday! She tells the assembly a story about a canoe race. A mother with a heavy bundle begs each of her 10 sons for a ride in their canoe. None of them want to take her because, they say “you will slow us down”.  Only […]

All the hard work pays off!

Day 8: We had high hopes of a second deep dive today, but we’ve discovered more problems with the ROV circuitry and/or software. Voltages in several places aren’t what they should be.  While diagnosing and fixing those problems, we’re also trying to complete some unfinished features. For example, the ROV has a depth sensor, compass, […]

 Modern Science: Rekindling ancient ways.

he success of modern science in many areas has spread the notion that ever-advancing technology will enable us to solve all of our most pressing problems.  And yet, on the remote outer islands of Micronesia, it is the rekindling of age-old traditional wisdom that could hold the key to sustainable ocean management.  The people of the […]

Finally the ROV gets in the water!

Day 5: All three of us spent all day working on the ROV. At this point we’re getting pretty worried. Finishing up the few remaining steps to get the ROV operational is proving far more challenging and time consuming than we had hoped. When we got to Ulithi, we figured we’d have the Ulithi ROV in […]

“Don’t let your thu fall off, especially in front of the chief…that would be bad!”

The Ulithi ROV team gets a rare nighttime visit to a nearby uninhabited island where hundreds of sea turtles come ashore at night to nest and lay eggs.