Hang Ten For Oceanography

Hang Ten For Oceanography

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 869 , Segment 2

Episode: Why Trump’s Trade War is Hurting US Farmers, Surfers and Citizen Scientists, Eliminating Left Turns

  • Aug 2, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 14:16 mins

Guest: Phil Bresnahan, PhD, Senior Development Engineer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, Lead Engineer of the Smartfin Project. The ocean is a vital part of the health of our planet: holding oxygen and regulating temperature are just two of its many jobs. But its vital signs can be really hard to measure. That’s why oceanographers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC-San Diego have enlisted surfers to take the pulse of the ocean, with a special surfboard fin embedded with sensors.

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