Advances in monitoring natural waters via novel sensors and techniques

Allison Schaap (NOC), Alexander Beaton (NOC), Julie Robidart (NOC), Bastien Y. Queste (UEA) 

Over the past decades, significant progress has been made in the development of field-deployable sensor technology, including biogeochemical sensors, miniaturised in situ analysers, and lab-on-a-chip devices.  Low-power autonomous sensor technology has much to offer: capable of running in situ or on the lab bench, without intervention from highly-trained operators, these sensors are able to collect measurements over previously unimaginable temporal and spatial scales and resolutions.  The technology and methodologies are still in their infancy but are now starting to gain momentum, and will bring about a step change in the way we chose to observe the oceans 

This session will serve as a platform to stimulate discussion and collaboration to encourage both the uptake and development of these new sensors and platforms. It will include work on the development and demonstration of new techniques for monitoring oceans, rivers and estuaries, with a focus on approaches using, or suitable for implementation on, in situ or miniaturised devices. We encourage submissions over a broad scope of work, including the development of novel sensors and sensor systems, relevant fabrication and fluid control techniques, and exciting and novel methods in marine biogeochemical measurements, particularly those which display proof of concept or methods for up and coming technologies.