I just wanted to share a little bit about a project that I’ve been working on. My name’s Adam and I’m from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. For over the past year, I’ve been working on developing a low-cost, open-source iceberg tracking beacon that is based almost entirely on Adafruit components.
This past summer, while conducting research onboard a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, I was able to execute six successful helicopter deployments of beacons on icebergs throughout the Canadian Arctic. The beacons are recording their location and other sensor data at hourly intervals and then transmitting it via a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite modem.
The data can be viewed in real-time at the website: http://cryologger.org My project was also featured by Rock Seven, the company that makes the RockBLOCK modem, on their blog.
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