Atlantic Crossing

Friday, January 21, 2011

Oceanographer Scott Glenn and Dena Seidel, Director of Digital Storytelling for Writers House, Rutgers English and producer of the film “Atlantic Crossing,” talk about the Glen’s adventure: leading a team of Rutgers ocean scientists to launch the first transatlantic autonomous underwater robot. The film tells the story of the 8-foot yellow robot named RU27, or "Scarlet," which was launched off the coast of New Jersey into the Atlantic, and the challenges it faces—extreme weather conditions, ship traffic, and aggressive sea life.


Scott Glenn and Dena Seidel
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Comments [6]

Terre Martin

I work at Rutgers, so I've followed the story of the underwater robot for quite some time. It was great hearing the interview. I got a kick out the way Scott referred to Scarlet as if "she" were a brave little human surviving the perils of the deep. He sounded almost fatherly and protective! I will share the link to the interview with my colleagues in University Relations.

Jan. 21 2011 02:01 PM
Deen from Dobbs Ferry NY

Find more info about the file @

Jan. 21 2011 01:33 PM
Vic Fern from New Brunswick

“Atlantic Crossing" will be playing at the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2011 this Sunday-1/23 at 7PM at Rutgers University go to for more info!

Jan. 21 2011 01:21 PM
Eric from NYC

Where can we see the film?

Jan. 21 2011 12:56 PM
Mike from NJ

What a fascinating story. Will the film be released on DVD?

Jan. 21 2011 12:53 PM


Jan. 21 2011 12:45 PM

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