We’ve had to invent, adopt, or adapt various technologies to collect the best data possible for responsible marine resource management. Here’s how we did it.
To provide the best science to help manage our marine resources, we’ve kept our finger on the pulse of evolving technologies. In the last 150 years, we’ve invented, adopted, or adapted all kinds of technologies to help us better understand our marine environments. From mapping ocean currents and microscopy, to underwater diving and data collection equipment, we’ve seen and created a lot of technological advances. Here are just a few.
CSI: Chemistry - Cool Science Instruments in Marine Chemistry
You’ve probably heard of a marine biologist, but did you know about marine chemists? Catch a glimpse into some of the amazing technology that chemists at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center have used to investigate marine environments.
Messages in a Bottle: Ocean Mapping
Mapping ocean currents and features has changed over the years. Scientists once used drifting bottles and aerial observations from planes to map how ocean currents move. Times have changed and so have our technologies. Today we use satellite imagery and oceanographic computer models to better understand the ocean.