Continuous assessment of plankton abundance and community structure in Canadian coastal waters with a novel, flow-through, high-throughput holographic microscope operated on volunteer observing ships

By January 10, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: Dalhousie University
Theme: Environmental change
Area of Vulnerability: Marine ecosystems/living resources

Principal investigator

Julie LaRoche, Dalhousie University


Cycle II, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Projects

The project is directed towards developing new instrumentations for monitoring of the marine systems. The integration of a holographic microscope into the chemical measurement package will add the biological component necessary to monitor phytoplankton productivity on the Atlantic Condor on the Shelf Waters cca 400 km southeast from Halifax. The project is also in constant interaction with Inwater Imaging (4-Deep) to help the company improve their software identification program.