Project Description: The project consists in a continued campaign of measurements of the Secchi disk depth, which is a measure of water transparency. NYUAD shall provide a tool kit where citizen researchers can build their own Secchi Disk, and provide a mobile phone app that allows Citizen Researcher to upload their GPS position and the measured Secchi depth.
We will make available the depths as maps of water transparency on a web site. The data will also be used as a teaching tool, as well as for validating our high-resolution Gulf ocean model.
Goal: To measure water transperancy in the UAE and create high resolution ocean models.
Task: Build Secchi Disk tool and upload GPS coordinate and Secchi Disk measurements in mobile application.
Protocol: Visit Website
Materials Toolkit, an internet connection and a phone
Suitable for Students (13+), Adults, Families, Seniors
Time: As much or as little as you are able in a sitting
Frequency As often as you like
Developed By: Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental ScienceS (ACCESS)