Field recordings in collaboration with Aveiro University and Porto University – Sciences Faculty.
The goal was to collect data and samples from slicks at the Atlantic Ocean.
Microbiology: coliform numbers. Physical aspects: salinity, temperature, ph and turbidity. For my research I recorded ocean soundscapes at selected places.
Monomolecular surface films (“sea slicks”) are well known to dampen small-scale waves at the water surface, thereby influencing transport processes at the air-sea interface (Gade et al. 2015).
Because sea slicks tend to accumulate at the water surface along lines of, for example, current shear in fronts and eddies, they can be used as proxies for observing such marine processes from space (ibid).
Materials: Self recording digital hidrophone (Digital Hyd SR – 1) from Mar Sensing