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Field Testing

Obviously, working with underwater robots has required me to be around water quite a bit. When possible, we carry out our field tests locally (whether it be in Prof Clark's pool or across the street from campus in the Bernard Field Station). But when it comes time to actually track sharks, we head over to either Seaplane Lagoon or Catalina Island. 

Prof Clark's Pool
Conducting ballast tests in Prof Clark's pool.

Bernard Field Station
Many of our preliminary tests were conducted in the Bernard Field Station

Seaplane Lagoon
We ran preliminary shark tracking trials at Seaplane Lagoon prior to heading to Catalina

Catalina Island
View off the front of the dock.
View off the side of the dock.
Iver circling test being run off the side of the dock.
Tests often ran past sunset into the night.