José has built a small, self-propelled submarine equipped with a camera and several data collection devices. We'd like to equip and use the sub to test and report on water quality in Miami.
We will outfit José's sub with an array of water quality sensors (https://www.atlas-scientific.com/product_pages/kits/sds-kit.html) that will collect data about pH, purity, conductivity and oxygenation. We would then use the sub to test various bodies of water and to take underwater photos and video in Miami's waterways. We will analyze, map and report on the results on sensorsub.com and possibly partner with local media outlets to publicize what we find.
Our end goal is to help Miami better understand the health of its waterways, to promote South Florida's growing maker movement, and to encourage civic science in our city.
Funded by Miami, FL (November 2013)