The Next Frontier: How Unmanned Systems are Revolutionizing the American Blue Economy | American Blue Economy Podcast
Join us as we explore the ocean's future with drones.
In this month's episode of The American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Rear Admiral, Tim Gallaudet, PhD, US Navy (ret) examines how marine autonomy - or drone technology - contributes to our ocean and coastal economy. It is the 3rd in a series on technology in the American Blue Economy, building on previous episodes where he Explored the Wonders of Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence in the Blue Economy. All 3 areas were described in his October 2022 article 7 Technologies Revolutionizing Our Understanding of the Ocean in RealClearScience. He is joined by four guests who are world-class leaders in operating uncrewed (unmanned) systems for ocean understanding, conservation, and sustainable use: Alex Ligon, Program Specialist at the Uncrewed Maritime Systems (UMS) Division of NOAA’s UxS Operations Center in Gulfport Mississippi; Chelsea Parrish, a newly minted NOAA Twin Otter pilot, but formerly an Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilot and cetacean photogrammetry specialist at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) in LaJolla California; Jen Walsh, a research biologist and glider uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) pilot also at NOAA SWFSC; and rounding it out, Grant Rawson, physical scientist and another glider UUV pilot at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Check it out if you are interested in learning how robots are revolutionizing the American Blue Economy!