Crowdsourced ocean data via surfers’ fins

ga('send', 'event', 'Eco & Sustainability', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});ga('send', 'event', 'Lifestyle & Leisure', 'article', 'article-industry-impression', {nonInteraction: true});

Deep ocean monitoring is entering the age of big data thanks to advances in autonomous robotics. Less is currently known about shallower coastal waters, but Smartfin is hoping to change that with the power of surfing citizen scientists. The Smartfin attaches to surfboards just like a regular fin, but it comes with data acquisition functionalities. The fin is equipped with sensors that monitor sea salinity, acidity levels and wave motion — all important coastal ecosystem factors that could be affected by climate change. As with most citizen scientist devices, the Smartfin is easy to use — data will upload via…

Add to my folders:

Select any pre-existing folders to add the current post to. Posts will be added to a 'default' folder if nothing is selected.

Create a new folder (Optional)

Separate with commas to add multiple folders. The current post is automatically added to any new folders you create (e.g. my new folder, my second folder).

Add

Remove from my folders

Below is a list of folders where the current post appears in. Select the folder you wish to remove it from.

Update