20 March 2017

Piece in the Conversation about Boaty McBoatface

How famed submarine will help unlock the causes of deep sea warming

Alberto wrote a piece for the Conversation while we were on the RRS James Clark Ross, crossing Drake Passage towards the Weddell Sea.

It has a bit about the project Dynopo (Dynamics of the Orkney Passage Outflow), and also about the Autosub Long Range (ALR). These vehicles have been in development for a while, but after the internet poll to name the new polar research vessel came up with a top naming choice of “Boaty McBoatface”, the ALRs got renamed Boaty McBoatface.

Read more on the Conversation: https://theconversation.com/mcboatface-lead-scientist-how-famed-submarine-will-help-unlock-the-causes-of-deep-sea-warming-74797.