Scientists Using Surfboard Fins to Gather Ocean Data

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by neoprene_queen, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Noserider

    Noserider You Can Still Call Me Neo

    This is fascinating. Scientists are now using surfboard fins to gather ocean data.

    How Surfboards and IoT Are Making Waves in Climate Change Research - Dell Technologies

    I'm going to see if I can get in on this. Protection of our oceans is important to me. But I serious limitations with this since the biggest concentration of surfers are in California, Hawaii, and certain places in Australia. I don't know if these studies would be an accurate microcosm for the oceans as a whole. Maybe the future is in bathing suit sensors.
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  2. Pete's Draggin'

    Pete's Draggin' Draco Dipedibus Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    This was a good read. I'm glad people are coming up with creative ways to gather information while at the same time still utilizing a fun hobby and sport.

    I Wonder what the criteria would be to get on team of 70. To initially apply looks pretty basic... how many times a week do you surf? 1, 2 ,3 ,4 ,5+. Lost Bird definitely wants the candidates to be 5+ times.

    Hopefully Lost Bird won't discriminate against Golden Retrievers from signing up.
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    Off topic: skydivers could utilize the same technology and gather info on ozone at all ranges of attitudes. I did a google search and came up with nothing. Might be an idea that needs a patent before Gene Simmons thinks of it........ or steals it...
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  3. rollingalong

    rollingalong Site Apocrisiary Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    that's called a weather balloon...they also use the for measuring pollution...maybe more accurate than a plummeting sky diver :)....they also send up airplanes with special equipment....

    its cool that someone looked at those dudes and dudettes out in the water surfing and figured out a way they can also contribute to society while surfing.....i'm speaking of the stereotypical surfer that doesn't work or contribute in other ways a scientist would find helpful....maybe some scientist dad thought of this for his surfer son who wont get a job :)
  4. Pete's Draggin'

    Pete's Draggin' Draco Dipedibus Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    You too roll? You and Pen messing with my thoughts and dreams.

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
  5. Noserider

    Noserider You Can Still Call Me Neo, I wish.

    Twice a week is a big week for me.
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