The University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment has joined efforts to track the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Its underwater glider has been deployed to process real-time data on sea surface temperatures, information that will help scientists understand where the oil will go next. You can watch the glider’s activity on the Deepwater Horizon Response web site (look for the Blue Hen and UD 134).
UD is one of several university partners involved with the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), which has coordinated the creation of the DeepWater Horizon Response.
For more about CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu.