Michael Coogan

Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Spring 2016


The Miami Science Barge is a floating educational innovation platform and marine laboratory, showcasing sustainable food production and technology. This paper discusses the design and development of various zero discharge, recirculating living systems, using only solar energy, collected rainwater and seawater on the Miami Science Barge. Using high efficiency mechanical components and natural filtration processes, the team was able to successfully develop healthy systems, using less than 30-kilowatt hours per day.


Department: MES

MPS Track: AQU

Location: CappSci - Miami Science Barge

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