DR.POW (Deployable Rehabilitation Pool for Oiled Wildlife) is a temporary habitat that assists in the rehabilitation of coastal wildlife during oil spills.
The user connects a hose to a valve located at the base of the pool. The incoming water causes the device’s outer membrane to expand, giving the habitat its shape. An optional covering structure can be attached to allow for the temporary containment of seabirds. When fully deployed, the pool uses a removable water-jet system that breaks the surface tension of the water to simulate ocean waves, thus producing an environment closer to nature. DR.POW increases response efficiency during oil spills and enables quicker and better treatment of at-risk animals.