Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, a working program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, has awarded support to Seatrec for development of a modular environmental energy harvesting capability for underwater gliders. This will increase the endurance and operational flexibility of a popular underwater vehicle and thereby enhance ocean research and ecosystem understanding.
A new technology developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory generates electrical energy from temperature differences in the ocean. Using a non-toxic material with the ability to dramatically expand and contract, the energy produced can power an underwater craft indefinitely.
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