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No.436 October 5, 2018
  • Phil BRESNAHAN
    Head of Research and Development for Smartfin / Research Engineer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

The Smartfin Project

Phil BRESNAHAN
Head of Research and Development for Smartfin / Research Engineer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

A "Smartfin" is an Internet of Things (IOT) enabled surfboard fin with oceanographic sensors. Replacing the fin with a Smartfin allows surfers to become "buoys" capable of collecting environmental data. With scientists requiring more data to understand the finer features of the changes occurring to our oceans, I would like to utilize the massive amounts of data collected by our friends in the ocean and spread their use to the world of scientific research.

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