Abstract


MEASURING FLUORESCENCE BY MEANS OF SMARTPHONES WITH THE NEW CITCLOPS-APPLICATION

Fluorescence is a proxy for algal biomass, dissolved material, as well as hydrocarbons and is therefore an indicator for different processes of societal concern. Fluorescence is conveniently used to measure such parameters within monitoring programmes and scientific research. By utilizing smartphones, citizens are enabled to actively participate in measurements of water quality to achieve a spacious data set of these parameters. In the EU-project Citclops (Citizens’ observatory for Coast and Ocean Optical Monitoring) new devices were developed to measure algal fluorescence with smart phones. We present a method and sensor geometry for the use of internal and external smartphone elements for retrieval of Chl a (Chlorophyll a) fluorescence. The potential of the Citclops initiative is an almost synoptically and spacious data set of coastal seas based on citizen science.

Authors

Friedrichs, A., University of Oldenburg, Germany, anna.friedrichs@uni-oldenburg.de

Busch, J. A., University of Oldenburg, Germany

Van der Woerd, H. J., Inst of Env Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

John, C., University of Oldenburg, Germany

Zielinski, O., University of Oldenburg, Germany

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:003
Date: 2/25/2015
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: Yes

PosterID: 34