Tasked with the incredibly difficult task of studying the Keweena’s mines and water ways, the ROV team is modifying the BlueROV2 submersible making it capable of navigating and sampling some the hardest to reach locations under the water.
The difficulties of modifying a submersible are only compounded by questions like: How can you dig into to soil? How do you prevent contamination of the samples? Where are you sampling? And how can you get a signal deep in the mines? These are difficult questions, but the ROV team aims to solve them!