Welcoming @Jonathan as a new member of the Bristlemouth Pioneer Program!

Please join us in congratulating @Jonathan of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution! We look forward to learning more about your project.

Here is an introduction on the in-situ pH sensor project I am working on that will utilize bristlemouth!

Understanding the intricacies of marine ecosystems requires accurate and continuous data, especially when it comes to pH levels. Fluctuations in oceanic pH can have profound impacts on marine life and the broader carbon cycle. Enter our new in-situ pH sensor, a low-cost solution designed for real-time monitoring in marine environments.

Key Features:

  • Spectrophotometric Measurement: Utilizing advanced spectrophotometric techniques, our sensor ensures precise and reliable pH readings, capturing even the subtlest changes in marine pH levels.
  • Automated & Continuous: Designed for prolonged deployments, this sensor operates autonomously, collecting data round-the-clock and offering insights into diurnal and seasonal pH variations.
  • Low-Cost Design: Research doesn’t always come with a hefty budget. Our sensor is a testament to that, offering top-notch performance without burning a hole in your pocket.
  • Robust & Durable: Marine environments can be harsh. That’s why our sensor is built to withstand the challenges of the deep blue, from high pressures to corrosive saltwater, and to be used by non-technical people for precision measurements

Jonathan I’m really excited about this project. Measuring pH has been too expensive and require too much maintenance to do at global scales as far as I’ve been able to tell. I’m really excited to hear about this project and follow along.

Do you have any anti-fouling or cleaning/wiping strategies that you think you’ll be using to extend the sensors longevity?


Awesome! Glad to see you here Jonathan!