Field & Lab Measurements

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program in Marine Science.

Technological literacy is becoming increasingly important in marine science. This project-based course will introduce students to tools and techniques for developing ocean instrumentation. Students will design and implement technology-based projects. MAS 590 is available to Masters students, MAS 690 is available to Ph.D. students.

This course will provide an introduction to different methods of sensing the ocean, including building and testing simple sensors, e.g., temperature and light, using Arduino microcontrollers and software, use of instruments to collect high-resolution data, and some background on how technology has led to key advances in marine science. The course will be primarily project-based, with students learning basic skills through small projects then developing a larger project with application to education, public outreach, or a specific research question.