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GRI Faculty Affiliate, Mark Patterson, will be leading a webinar on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 10 a.m. This webinar will be about how oceans often change faster than we can observe. Mark’s team develops new technology (autonomous vehicles, machine learning techniques, new sensors) to solve this sampling problem.

He will be presenting some examples from his and his team’s past work including counting krill in Antarctica, mapping hydrothermal vents in Iceland, identifying fishes and gelatinous zooplankton from acoustic imagery, mapping coral reefs while simultaneously surveying water quality, and developing new sensors to quantify microplastics and plankton. Mark will conclude with some thoughts on how we can use some of these approaches to sampling remote areas like the Canadian arctic.