1st Voyage

2nd Voyage

  • June 5, 2024 - Ready for Voyage #2

    The DMS Anita miniboat was prepared by students at Dudley Middle School in Massachusetts. Click on the titles above to explore more.

    In June, it was brought back to URI Graduate School of Oceanography for a second launch from the R/V Endeavor during the RITAS 2024 cruise June 7-9.

    June 5, 2024 – Ready for Voyage #2

    Some of the DMS crew delivering the miniboat to the ship:


  • June 8, 2024 - A World Ocean Day Miniboat Launch

    The DMS Anita was launched back to sea from the R/V Endeavor on the afternoon of June 8, 2024 (World Ocean Day!). More details and pictures will be posted soon.


    Sensor Data

    The boat has two GPS systems onboard. One is the main GPS, which reported locations to the map at the top of this page. Here below is where you can see the data reporting from the second GPS which is connected to the sensor package. In addition to reporting location with a secondary GPS tracker, this system was also collecting air temperature, water temperature, and orientation. It also has a camera! The sensor package was installed by the students. Note that the map below only shows data from the last 7 days. Contact us for more information or to access full sensor data.

  • July 6, 2024 - Recovered off coast of Nova Scotia

    After less than a month at sea, the DMS Anita was discovered by Captain Andrew Fudge and the crew of the F/V Mary Bernice about 5 miles from land off Nova Scotia. Andrew called the number on the deck and after a quick chat, was able to keep it aboard and therefore save it from a rough landing! The boat will be brought to a nearby school once the crew returns to port from Halibut fishing (check out the size of the one they caught compared to the size of the miniboat!).

    We are so grateful to Andrew and his crew and excited that the adventure will continue.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to explore the data from the on-board sensor system.