MIT Great Barrier Reef Initiative Vlog 1
By Sierra Rosenzweig ’20
We have just arrived in Townsville, Australia in order to begin a new research and engineering project in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University on the Great Barrier Reef. We travel as a group of five students, three from MIT’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department and two from MIT’s Ocean Engineering sector of the Mechanical Engineering department. We have not yet set in stone our specific projects for our two month stay, but our goals are simple: learn the ways of the endangered reef ecosystem, and devise ways to engineer solutions. Due to alterations in water temperature, pH levels, and other side effects of global climate change, the Great Barrier Reef faces extreme danger and decay. We have set out to unveil these issues and engineer solutions to the disrepair.
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Sierra Rosenzweig ’20 is spending the summer in Australia and New Zealand and participating in a new research and engineering project in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University on the Great Barrier Reef. [/fusion_text]