Although data are available globally for the study of sea temperature and waves, the resolution of the data limits the conclusions that can be drawn in small areas and small slices of time. This research presents a novel device designed and constructed for measuring surface sea temperature and wave energy that costs significantly less than competing products and gathers more data. The device uses off-the-shelf electronic components and 3D printing to achieve low cost and high tolerance to marine environments. It will enable small-dollar and undergraduate researchers to conduct meaningful oceanography research and enhance existing techniques for such research.
Cameron Seebach, ’17
Sponsor: Ross Sowell