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Build an Underwater ROV–Ages 9 and Up
April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Build an Underwater ROV—Ages 9 and up
Tuesday, April 17 – Friday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Launch Day: Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m.
We’ll be assembling an open-source Remotely Operated Vehicle that we plan to use to explore our local waters with Marine Scientist Owen Nichols. This program will be open to ages 9 and up who can participate in the construction over a four day period and then be part of launching the device nearby. Please sign up for one or all sessions.
Owen has been Director of Marine Fisheries Research at the Center for Coastal Studies since 2008, where he conducts research in collaboration with Cape Cod fishermen and shellfish farmers. His primary interests include distributional ecology, fisheries oceanography, marine mammal/fishery interactions, and ecosystem-based fishery management. Owen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth (UMassD) School for Marine Science and Technology, a guest investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He holds a B.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and a M.Sc. in Marine Science and Technology from UMassD. Owen was the 2016 recipient of the John H. Annala Fishery Leadership Award presented by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. He is a proud Cape native.