Brooklyn Atlantis citizen science project uses robot boats in Gowanus
Part of the citizen science movement that crowdsources field research, a team at NYU-Poly is working on Brooklyn Atlantis, which is using robotic boats to monitor and record data about the Gowanus Canal's famously polluted waters
- Brady Dale for Technically Brooklyn December 3rd, 2014
- Source: http://technical.ly/brooklyn/2013/12/03/brooklyn-atlantis-gowanus/
Citizen Science is a great way to get normal people engaged in the work of understanding our world.
For residents who live near a stunningly polluted waterway — like, say,the gross Gowanus Canal – it might also be a way to help locals understand just how much the quality of nearby waterways should concern them.
One such project from a team at NYU-Poly is Brooklyn Atlantis, which is using robotic boats to monitor and record data about the Gowanus waters — though the site might leave something to be desired in terms of direction for its would-be citizen scientists. The goal, though, is an interesting one.