Ocean Drones to Monitor Kilauea Volcano

The Maritime Executive, July 2, 2018 – Kilauea, the volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island that is currently in a high-activity phase, will now be monitored by ocean drones in real time.

Liquid Robotics has deployed two Wave Gliders to capture live ocean data close to where lava is flowing into the ocean. Ocean drones have rarely been used to observe such volcanic activity, and they offer scientists new insights into the effects of the lava entering the ocean, the plume it creates and the interactions of the lava and seawater. For more information, click here. 

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