Gliders and buoys and robots — oh my!
Over and through the ocean they fly.
Oodles of data from sensors galore,
Studied by many, far from the sea’s roar.
A real revolution, there seems little doubt,
But what of the crew who never sail out?
To peer in the great briny main without drinking …
How might that impact the next wave of thinking?
A Sea Change for U.S. Oceanography, Science 2013
The New Generation of Sea Scientist, Science 2013
This is one in a series of poems based on science news, written by Katherine Allen, a researcher in geochemistry and paleoclimate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. First posted 3/1/13 on Allen’s website.