Application of Novel Sensor Technology to Studies of the Marine Nitrogen Cycle
Project Manager and Lead Scientist: Ken Johnson
The goal of this project is to develop low-cost chemical sensor networks that can monitor significant expanses of the ocean. With National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) funding and in partnership with the University of Washington, profiling floats are being outfitted with In Situ Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer (ISUS) sensors for biogeochemical time series in the open ocean. These floats will be deployed, with NSF funding, at the Hawaii Ocean Time-Series, the Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series, and the Ocean Station Papa sites, and a site in the Southern Ocean. Aspects of the operations of the Land Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory (LOBO) array of moorings in Elkhorn Slough are being transitioned to Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.