Discipline: Ocean Observing Systems
Oscar Schofield and Scott Glenn pilot underwater robots all over the world, sampling the ocean half a world away and saving lives in the process, but they never have to leave Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Heidi Sosik and Rob Olson describe how a shared frustration led them to develop a special underwater camera that takes pictures of tiny cells in the ocean. It has revolutionized how the ecology of the ocean is studied. [audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/02/og02.mp3]