Statement of Thesis Research: Multi-Robot Sampling Strategies for Large-Scale Oceanographic Experiments
Jnaneshwar Das
The thesis research focuses on developing tools and techniques in the robotic sciences to study and understand largescale dynamic coastal processes that are driven by global climate change. As a first step, the work targets Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) which have significant societal and economic impact to coastal communities, yet are poorly understood ecologically because of undersampling.