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  1. A visit to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Research Experience at the University of Kansas.Presented by:Prosper Y. Adiku George F. OwusuLinda K. BuameAmadi A. Sefah-TwerefourMentor: Dr. Eric Akers Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  2. OUTLINE • Introduction to REU and overview of research at the University of Kansas • Exploring opportunities at Woods Hole -Videos • Conclusion • Acknowledgements Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  3. OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH • Build an Autonomous Sea Surface Vehicle • Navigate to specific waypoints to collect data • Status of project • Future work • Integrating more sensors • Buoy mode-so vehicle can turn on its own on reacting a point • Programmes participated in: • -Self graduate Programme Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  4. OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  5. Team members….. (L to R) George Fordah, Linda Buame, Prosper Yaw, Amadi Sefah-Twerefour, MyAsia Reid Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010


  6. Overview…. • The goal is to build an Autonomous ‘Sea’ Surface Vehicle capable of waypoint navigation Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  7. continued…. Future work….. • Increase sensor capacity • Continuous & buoy mode navigation Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  8. EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES AT WOODS HOLE Objectives of our visit 1.Research and study opportunities. 2.Activities of the institution. 3.Interaction with experts in the field of science. Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  9. EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES continued • Visit to Woods Hole(11th -14th July,2010) -An oceanographic community situated on the southwest corner of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. • Tours 1.NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service -Woods Hole Science Aquarium 2. Sea Education Association(SEA) 3.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution(WHOI) -Departments -Labs (Glider and Deep Submergence) • Martha’s Vineyard • Ocean Sea Exhibition Center Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  10. EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES continued Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  11. EXPLORING OPPORTUNITES continued Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  12. EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES continued • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  13. Woods Hole Science Aquarium • Witnessed a seal show Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  14. Demonstration of Satellite-surface drifter Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  15. Sea Education Association(SEA) Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  16. Clark laboratory Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  17. Work on Deep sea submersibles and their functions Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  18. Martha’s Vineyard Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  19. Ocean Sea Exhibit Center s Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  20. RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES • Sea Education Association (SEA) semester programme. • www.sea.edu Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  21. RESEARCH continued • Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MIT/WHOI )Joint Program. -Graduate programs in oceanography/Applied ocean science and engineering. -Post doctoral awards in ocean science and engineering. -Summer student fellowships • www.whoi.edu/education Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  22. Sharing the fun Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  23. CONCLUSION • Our trip to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was a rewarding, educative and exciting experience. Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  24. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010

  25. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS UNIVERSITY OF GHANA Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine and Polar Science 2010