UH buoy, aquatic drone set for Kaua‘i deployment to study fossil fuel impact on reefs

Courtesy of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

A buoy placed by researchers floats off Maui’s coast. It is collecting data about fossil fuels’ impacts on nearshore waters.

LIHU‘E — Researchers at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa are set to deploy this summer a research buoy off Kaua‘i’s coast alongside multiple aquatic drones, as part of a project to assess Hawai‘i’s vulnerability to climate change impacts.