Powering the Sea
Underwater sensors are vital for researchers to gather data in marine science. The military also uses
acoustic sensors for underwater communication and defense. There is a wide range of uses for ocean
sensors but one thing they all have in common is that they don’t last long. Majority of them use batteries
and can only last a few weeks before recharge. The ocean is a harsh environment, so recharging is
laborious and inconvenient.
Our team will deploy a solar panel underwater and harvest energy from the sun, taking advantage of the
natural cooling properties of the ocean. Currently, the concern of climate change grows by the year, so
our device will not only provide continuous power to make ocean research and naval operations easier but
do so in an environmentally responsible way.