July 13, 2017
2017 Summer Intern Profile: Pierre Baudin
Name: Pierre Baudin
Project/Mentor: Coastal profiling floats with Gene Massion
School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Tell us about your project: I’m doing a couple projects relating to the coastal profiling float or CPF. The CPF is a system built for getting data about the health of coastal ecosystems by taking measurements in the water column off the shore. My original project was to create a bench-top simulator for use testing the CPFs in lab with compressed air. My second project is to build an inertial current profiler to help detect and correct drift due to undersea currents pushing the CPF away from its target area
Why did you want to intern for MBARI: I consider MBARI to be at an intersection of cutting edge technology and impactful science for a good cause. I visited with a tour group from University of California, Santa Cruz and immediately knew I wanted to be here.
What’s been your favorite part of MBARI so far: All of it.
And, if you had a boat, what would you name it? Research McVesselface