Studying the Worlds Oceans through Adaptive Technologies

Dr. Amy Bower, Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been chasing ocean currents in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans for over 25 years, primarily by releasing acoustically tracked floats far below the sea surface. Legally blind since her mid-20s, Amy uses adaptive technology to continue her research. Her latest project, Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic, is currently underway with a series of research cruises to Iceland. – See more at:

Amy is also blogging about her experience.  “OceanInsight: Musings of a Blind Oceanographer” can be found at

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