ACASAK
(Formerly Coastal Sensor Solutions) Boston, MA

ACASAK - A Canoe A Skiff and A Kayak

Benjamen Wetherill

Ben Wetherill

M.S. Marine Science & Technology, UMass Boston

Scuba certification: SSI Open Water

I am an avid sailor, canoer, and kayaker, and I am passionate about monitoring the marine environment. Through my graduate studies and work experience, I have specialized in electronic sensor development, programming, and data analysis for coastal environmental monitoring. I have built and maintained scientific buoys and hydrologic monitoring installations in rivers and the near-shore environment. My graduate thesis research was focused on using real-time hydrometeorological data and regression models to predict unhealthy fecal bacteria levels in river or beach water. As a consultant, I have built video monitoring installations for marsh erosion and I have built water chemistry monitoring buoys for harbor studies. I love the challenge of designing custom solutions for remote locations in the coastal environment, and I love tracking and analyzing the data that is gathered.

Contact: bwetherill@acasak.com

Boats

Boston Whaler Montauk

17' Boston Whaler Montauk. Can support monitoring activities, sensor deployments, and sensor maintenance in any river, bay, or near-coastal area. The boat is kept on a trailer and can be transported anywhere within driving distance of Boston.

Chinook Sea Kayak

16' Chinook Sea Kayak. Can support sensor maintenance in any protected embayment within paddling distance of water access. Many sensor maintenance activities are easiest and most economical to perform from a kayak. This kayak can be easily transported any distance by car.

Alumacraft Canoe

15' Aluminum Canoe. Can support sensor deployments and maintenance in any river or lake within paddling distance of water access. This canoe provides a great rugged platform for small scale sensor deployments and maintenance. It can be easily transported any distance by car.

Collaboration Opportunities

looking for partners

I am always looking for new team members or partners in collaboration. If you have skills in environmental science, electrical engineering, computer programming, or marketing, and you have a passion for understanding and protecting the natural aquatic environment, I may be able to add you to the team. Please e-mail your proposal or cover letter and resume to bwetherill@acasak.com. I look forward to hearing from you.