SOCCOM Launches Robotic Ocean Probes to Measure Global Warming Impacts

Igor Heifetz ・ Princeton Environmental Institute

The Southern Ocean guards its secrets well. Strong winds and punishing waves have kept all except the hardiest sailors at bay. But a new generation of robotic explorers is helping scientists to document the region’s influence on the global climate. These devices are leading a technological wave that could soon give researchers unprecedented access to oceans worldwide.