The MBARI Chemical Sensor Program

Welcome to the MBARI Chemical Sensor Program home page. We develop chemical sensor systems that can be deployed in the ocean. Much of our work is described here.

Periodic Table of the Elements in the Ocean


This graphic shows nitrate concentrations measured with an In Situ Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer (ISUS) mounted on a SeaSciences Acrobat undulating, towed vehicle. Nitrate concentrations increase as the Acrobat passes through an upwelling center. Click here for more information on the tow. Click here for a description of ISUS, which was developed in the Chemical Sensor Lab.

Last updated: Oct. 09, 2014