I grew up at the top of the Eastern Shore in Elkton, MD and completed my undergraduate degree at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. I have learned how important the Chesapeake Bay is to all and am compelled to protect it. I believe technology can assist us in this task immensely. During my Master’s program at the Duke University Marine Lab, I used drone technology for various environmental research. Drones can collect data from an environment more quickly, efficiently, and less destructively than by foot or boat. My research consists of both satellite and drone remote sensing to improve water quality assessment in the Bay. Specialized cameras on these platforms can track harmful algae and sediment in the Bay.
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