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The JetYak

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Published on Jan 1, 2016

Fiametta Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Lonny Lippsett, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Production Assistance: Daniel Cojanu and Elise Hugus, UnderCurrent Productions

Summary: The JetYak is an inexpensive autonomous surface vehicle designed to collect oceanographic data from shallow or dangerous waters. In 2013, researchers took a prototype JetYak to Greenland to measure freshwater flow at the front of a calving glacier. Developers envision many other applications to measure physical, chemical, and biological processes.

Original Publication: Kimball, P., Bailey, J. , Das, S. , Geyer, R., Harrison, T. , Kunz, C., Manganini, K., Mankoff, K. , Samuelson, K., Sayre-McCord, T., Straneo, F., Traykovski, P., Singh, H. 2015. The WHOI Jetyak: An autonomous surface vehicle for oceanographic research in shallow or dangerous waters. IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV): 10.1109/AUV.2014.7054430.

Link to publication: ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7054430

Support Provided by: National Science Foundation Grant No.1418256; Office of Naval Research, WHOI Ocean and Climate Change Institute, The James M. and Ruth P. Clark Arctic Research Initiative

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