Girgis helps design novel low-cost environmental monitoring buoy 

Joshua Girgis ’18 earned his degree in mechanical engineering and headed to the Darling Marine Center to work with Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center director Chris Davis and others to design an environmental monitoring buoy. The goal is to build a buoy that gathers real-time information about ocean temperature, salinity and productivity so oyster and seaweed farmers know where to site their farms and when to put seed oysters and kelp in the water. During the last year, Girgis has led the team’s efforts to reduce its cost and make it easier to assemble. Read the full release on the center’s website.

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