Alum on Team that Wins Gulfstream Navigator Award

This year’s $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award was given to Protei: Ocean Cleaning Sailing Robots presented by ITP Alumna, Gabriella Levine (’12). Protei is a seafaring surface vessel, constructed to carry research instruments and environmental clean-up equipment autonomously over long distances on the ocean via wind power. The project was conceived in response to inefficiencies in oil spill relief efforts, and frustration with the unsustainable research and design costs of current robotic oceanic drones. Protei’s mission is to provide a locally accessible, economically efficient platform for the development of ocean-cleaning data collecting robotic drones. Their goal is to harness human innovation, technological ingenuity, and creative design to preserve the integrity of natural resources. Information may be found at www.protei.org/

http://savannahoceanexchange.org/the-navigator-award/

Friday, October 5th, 2012
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