Shown below are sampling kits that will ship out today for our citizen science volunteers in Tofino, Winter Harbour, Hadia Gwaii – Sandspit and Port Hardy BC. Staged for pick up are Lax Kw’alaams, Prince Rupert, Powell River and Haida Gwaii – Masset. Results of seawater monitoring for Fukushima derived radioactivity will be made public as they are available.
The InFORM team is busy processing samples returned to us from our citizen scientist volunteers who collected seawater at various locations in November. When we receive the seawater we first filter it through a 1 micron ( 1 micron = 10-6 meter) cartridge to remove larger debris and sediments that might be present. Continue reading How do we process seawater samples?→
Story by Johnathan Bartlett of Global about our sampling effort at Ogden Point Breakwater Oct. 15, 2014. Volunteers Stuart Morse and Dane Brown are interviewed about their motivations for becoming citizen scientists in support of the InFORM project.
Great to meet some our citizen scientist volunteers this evening at Ogden Pt to discuss the project and collect our first coastal ocean sample from the breakwater. Lots of great questions and discussion.