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    • The Variation in the Occurrence of Diatoms in the External Mucus of Florida Sharks 

      Nakachi, Kaikea
      Elasmobranch skin has been extensively studied for its drag-reducing hydrodynamic structure and its implications for reduction in ship fuel cost1. Shark mucus and biofilm may also have antifouling properties of interest ...
    • Biomagnification of Mercury in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

      Beckett, Kate
      Concentrations of total mercury (THg) were determined for seven lower trophic level biota: plankton (>153 μm), anchovies (Anchoa hepsetus), crown conchs (Melongena corona), tulip snails (Fasciolaria tulipa), mullet (Mugil ...
    • Drifting Anthropogenic Fibers in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

      Nickerson, Alexander K.
      Microplastics and anthropogenic particles serve as sources of pollution in the marine environment, and also as biofouling surfaces. The organic matter that accumulates on them can have an effect on the health of marine ...
    • The role of topography in precipitation on the maritime continent 

      Barnett, Michael
      The topography and abundant moisture supply of the Maritime Continent (MC) combine to produce copious precipitation amounts as sea breezes converge and interact with mountains. Therefore, the MC is a good region to study ...
    • Statistics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) amplitude 

      Harris, Tia
      The MJO is the dominant intraseasonal (20-100 day) variability in the tropics. It propagates eastward at 5 m/s. An MJO event is separated into eight phases that correlates to the location of the MJO event. An MJO is measured ...
    • Remotely operated sea crawler (ROSCo V) 

      Byford, Brooklynn; Kohn, Sean; Tseka, Kyle; Vinje, A.
      Continue the advancement of the multidisciplinary design of a durable sea crawler system that is able to undertake sea floor missions where divers are not capable of exploring. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) allows ...
    • Solar boat 

      Burghardt, Brandon; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Palaschak, Brett; Brusnigham, Riggs; Flondro, Ashley; Rabenold, Jon; Casiraghi, Gianmarco; Dube, Joshua; Alkhalaf, Majed
      The solar boat will be built to compete in a world cup race in Monaco.The boat serves to further the knowledge and awareness of solar powered technologies, innovations and sustainable alternative energies and keep our ocean ...
    • The Fluidizer (Sand Management Device) 2016 

      Cespedes, Morgan; Christiansen, Ryan; Chen, Shouyu; Clancy, Phillip; Schifferl, Eric; Winter, Nathen; Zajac, Adam
      Fluidization works by pumping a fluid into a denser solid like material, and therefore turning the solid into a slurry or more fluid like substance . The fluidizer pumps water into the tight packed sands on the seafloor. ...
    • Marine current turbine prototypes 

      Clancy, Phil; Schiferl, Eric; Winter, Nathen; Zajac, Adam; Chen, Shouyu; Cespedes, Morgan; Christiansen, Ryan
      Marine current turbines (MCT) are used to generate green energy from currents and tides. This is done by converting the kinetic energy of rotating blades into electrical energy.
    • Verification of precipitation forecasts from National Weather Service high resolution forecast models 

      Reardon, Kelly
      An evaluation of the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model and the Weather, Research, and Forecasting (WRF) model was conducted for the NWS in Melbourne, Florida. The models were verified through the radar precipitation ...
    • Sands of time: a renourished beach vs. a non-renourished beach 

      Kilcullen, Tania
      The effects of beach renourishment were examined at two different beaches located in Brevard County, Florida: Avenue B and Ponce Landing. Two profiles were taken the summer of 2015 at Avenue B and one profile was taken at ...
    • Onshore wind acceleration across the Indian River Lagoon 

      Al Sabri, Mohamed
      A study of the onshore (easterly) flow crossing the barrier island and Indian River Lagoon (IRL), in east central Florida, was conducted during the summer of 2015 in association with the DMES Field Projects. Wind observations ...
    • Occurrence of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation vs. Conservation spoil islands 

      Ambrose, Hailey L.
      This study investigated the shoreline distribution of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation and Conservation spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Based on observations made from earlier ...
    • Radar ornithology in the River Lakes Conservation area 

      White, Annaleisa M.
      The River Lakes Conservation Area also known as St. Johns River (Upper Area) is a known habitat for migratory birds. The NEXRAD Radar was used to observe a population of migratory birds during the spring of 2015. A daily ...
    • The Fluidizer (A Sand Management Device) 

      Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Searcy, Shaun
      Upon each deployment of The Fluidizer, the team found ways to improve the efficiency of deployment, function, and removal of the system. at that depth. Improvements included: •Removal of the main frame previously located ...
    • FLUME* – Recirculating Water Tank 

      Le Merdy, Thibaud; Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Searcy, Shaun
      All objectives were successfully achieved and even more. It was seen that the model flume could simulate vessel going up to 22 knots instead of 12 knots. Laminar flow was visually observed over time. Then, by increasing ...
    • Solar Boat 

      Burghardt, Brandon; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Palaschak, Brett; Brusnigham, Riggs; Flondro, Ashley; Rabenold, Jon; Casiraghi, Gianmarco; Dube, Joshua; Alkhalaf, Majed
      The solar boat is designed and built to compete in a world cup race in Monaco. The boat serves to further the knowledge and awareness of solar powered technologies, innovations and sustainable alternative energies and keep ...
    • TOMCAT ROV and Mobile Operation Center 

      Corbet, M.; Hackett, T.; Houser, S.; Kesselring, C.; Liljegren, P.; McKaige, K.; Pumphrey, M.
      The objective of the TOMCAT Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is to assist in underwater archeological missions featuring wide range of maneuverability, live feed at the surface, and a claw able to cut cable or rope in ...
    • Short Term Changes in Seagrass Meadows in the Northern Indian River Lagoon (Titusville. FL) 

      Hirschfeld, Jean A.
      The purpose of this study was to research the distribution and growth of seagrasses at the Max Brewer Causeway (Titusville, FL) over Summer 2015. The seagrass surveyed was Halodule wrightii, because of it is the most ...
    • Remotely Operated Sea Crawler (ROSCo IV) 

      Corbet, M.; Hackett, T.; Houser, S.; Kesselring, C.; Liljegren, P.; McKaige, K.; Pumphrey, M.
      The objective of this project was to continue the multidisciplinary design of a durable sea crawler system that would be able to undertake seafloor missions where divers are not able to explore due to physical limitations. ...