USF Marine Scientist With NOAA

Researcher Drew Remsen uses the SIPPER to search the Gulf's underbelly.

 

By Peter Howard

 

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (June 2, 2010) – USF Marine Science researcher Drew Remsen is aboard the R/V Gordon Gunter, a research vessel operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on an eight-day mission  to define the subsurface plume near the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill site and adjacent area.

 

Remsen operates the SIPPER - a USF-created underwater imaging system that is able to capture images of microscopic sea life and oil particles deep underwater. The R/V Gordon Gunter will return to its homeport in Pascagoula on Friday.

 

Read about the research venture at: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100528_gunter.html

 

And check out CNN’s coverage of the Gordon Gunter cruise featuring Remsen and the Sipper at:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/05/29/marciano.plumes.search.cnn?iref=allsearch