Learn more about commonly used and newly available sensors used for OA research

Learn more about commonly used and newly available OA sensors. A video summary of function, cost, capabilities, and considerations when using sensors to conduct OA research.


View data in real time at two Canadian sites!

Burkeolators measure multiple parameters of ocean acidification simultaneously. Aside from pH the Burkeolator can also measure the concentration of aragonite (a form of calcium carbonate that is critical to shell formation), the amount of carbon dioxide gas dissolved in the seawater, and the total amount of carbon from non-organic sources. All these factors can affect shellfish growth.

Hakai - Quadra Island

DFO - St. Andrews Biological Station

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Mobile research lab in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Photo courtesy of Brent Else.

Hakai chemical oceanographer Wiley Evans (right) and Oregon State professor Burke Hales (left) install Canada’s first Burke-o-Lator machine for measuring ocean acidification in the waters off Quadra Island, British Columbia. The beer bottles on the floor, after being cleaned, are used to store water samples from other locations before testing.

Photo by Josh Silberg

Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network

Ocean Acidification Community of Practice 

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