Our laboratory specializes in the interpretation of physical properties of aquatic environments. We test, calibrate and deploy a variety of sensors in particular those that measure optical properties.
Two approaches characterize the use of these measurements: the 'forward' approach consists of understanding how different properties of material in aquatic environments contribute to the optical and acoustical properties of the ocean. The 'inverse' approach consists of determining the properties of the material in aquatic environments (e.g. concentration, size, composition) from in-situ or remotely measured optical and acoustical properties.
We regularly test and deploy novel commercial instruments. As such the data sets we collect are unique. We share the data we collect with the community. If you are looking for data feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide it to you with no strings attached except acknowledgment to the grant that funded collection of the data.