Measuring Biological Responses to Environmental Change Using Bio-Optical Sensors

Over the last decade, there has been significant progress in the development of robust, light-weight, power-efficient bio-optical sensors that measure light (and the properties that affect light availability) underwater.  Light is critical for marine photosynthesis, so our ability to measure complex light fields has therefore massively increased our capacity to predict biological responses to changes in ocean conditions.

This project is led by Dr. Martin Doblin of the University of Technology Sydney.  It is a collaboration between SIMS and the NSW node of the Integrated Marine Observing System, and is supported by the Australian Government, through the National Collaborative Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative.