Summer Workshop on pH Sensor Best Practices

Scripps Institution of Oceanography will be hosting a workshop on pH sensors from August 4-8, 2014.  Hosting the workshop will be Todd Martz, Andrew Dickson, and Gretchen Hofmann with guest lecturers to be announced later.  The workshop is intended for scientists at all levels and will involve hands-on training aimed to teach scientists how to operate and deploy autonomous instruments for pH, collect and analyze validation samples during a deployment, and merge the resulting time series to generate a final data set.

Topics covered will include

  • Introduction to seawater pH
  • Introduction to pH sendors (theory of operation, principles of calibration)
  • Practical deployment of autonomous sensors
  • Collection and analysis of discrete seawater samples for sensor validation
  • Use of measurements on discrete samples for calibration and quality control of in situ pH sensor data
  • Assessment of the overall uncertainty of resulting pH measurements

The workshop is limited to a total of 15 participants selected at the discretion of the organizers.  If you would like to participate in this workshop, email Prof. Martz ( indicating your background in the area and reason for wanting to attend this workshop.  This request should be received by May 16, 2014.  Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2014.

Travel expenses will be covered up to a maximum of $600 for each participant selected.  Lodging and meal will be provided by the University of California, San Diego campus.  Any additional costs will be the participants responsibility.


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