In Partnership with the MIT Sea Grant College Program
The Sea Perch is a simple, remotely operated underwater vehicle, or ROV, that is equipped with sensors to collect near shore water quality data in each port. Developed by the MIT Sea Grant Program in 2003, the Sea Perch Program trains teachers and their students to build and deploy the Sea Perch. Now, students around the world are using their Sea Perches to collect and enter water quality data into the online Sea Perch Data Bank, an international water quality database. Data collected by Sea Perch users is automatically integrated into state of the art GIS-based maps and comparative graphs. Students and scientists around the world can tap into the database to use Sea Perch data in their research. To learn more about Sea Perch, see http://seaperch. mit.edu.