Meeting Archive:
Let There Be Light: Optical tools for insights into marine ecosystems, with Oliver Zielinski

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Meeting Description:
Oceans are complex and many types of observations are needed to understand their environments. Marine processes are biological, geological, chemical and physical; they occur at micro- to kilometer scales, taking from less than seconds to centuries.So understanding and sustainably managing  the marine environment is a multi-scale and multi-disciplinary effort.
Obtaining widespread observations has been generally difficult and costly in time and resources, especially for biological and chemical properties. New advances in optical sensors and methodologies can improve observations, deploying such advanced techniques as matrix-fluorescence and centifluidic devices, new applications like ocean-color assessment from robotic platforms, and citizen participation.
This presentation will address emerging sensor technologies and multifunctional sensor systems supported by the NeXOS European Project and other initiatives, with emphasis on optical methodologies to support biogeochemical observations. 
Date: Thu, Jul 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jay Pearlman
 Presenter Information
Oliver Zielinski
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Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski is vice director of the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) of the University of Oldenburg and head of the research group “Marine Sensor Systems.” In 1999, he completed his doctorate in physics at the University of Oldenburg. After that, he moved to industry where he became scientific director and CEO of “Optimare Group”, an international supplier of marine sensor systems. In 2005, he was appointed professor at the University of Applied Science in Bremerhaven, Germany. In 2007, he became director of the Institute for Marine Resources (IMARE). After that, he returned to the University of Oldenburg in 2011. His area of research covers marine optics and marine physics, with a special focus on coastal systems, marine sensors and operational observatories involving different user groups and stakeholders.

Douglas McCormick
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Moderator Douglas McCormick is a writer and webinar producer who contributes to IEEE Spectrum's Tech Talk blog and edits Spectrum's Test & Measurement Newsletter. He is was formerly chief editor of Bio/Technology (now Nature Biotechnology), editorial director of Nature America, and editorial director of BioTechniques.