Marine Science

Ocean acidification, eutrophication & a rise in temperature are causing widespread problems including an increased prevalence of algal blooms. Algal photosynthesis accounts for 50% of the total on Earth and plays a key role in sustaining atmospheric oxygen & fixing carbon dioxide. Monitoring primary productivity is important for understanding ocean health and is a useful input to climate change models. Traditional methods are time-consuming and usually intrusive, in situ monitoring offers a non-intrusive alternative with increased temporal and spatial resolution