Portable, Powerful ThinkPads Enable Marine Science and Conservation

Marine biologists often lack the option to work comfortably from a lab equipped with whatever heavy, cumbersome gear their research may require. The complexities of ecosystems and the sheer volume of life and wonder in the oceans demands a hands-on approach—there’s an experiential intimacy to field research. As technology evolves, it becomes more essential than ever in transforming the unfathomable depths of the seas or its diverse reefs into actionable data. But what tech can survive salt, sand, and ocean-scale data?

“As a field biologist and as a leader of expeditions for the Hydrous around the world, I need to be portable and I need to have powerful technology to run my models and collect my data wherever I need to,” said Erika Woolsey, CEO and co-founder of the Hydrous, a non-profit dedicated to saving our oceans. “ThinkPads have really given me that ability.”

Woolsey and her colleagues bring ThinkPads into the field, from the shores of Palau to the endangered reefs of Japan. Tracking changes over time, rendering complex 3D models of coral, and acting as both scientists and conservationists stretches the abilities of most modern hardware—ThinkPads and ThinkStations rise to the challenge.

Learn more in the video above, and check out the full line of Lenovo workstations powering the Hydrous’s mission to bring the ocean to everyone and protect it for future generations.

For more on the Hydrous efforts to save the world’s coral reefs and inspire passion for the ocean around the world, check out this story and follow the Hydrous on Twitter. For more on the Lenovo technology that empowers the Hydrous, follow @ThinkStations on Twitter and @LenovoWorkStations on Instagram.


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