Have you ever been staring into the water
and wondering what to do on those slow becalmed days on that long ocean crossing
or short coastal cruise
I thought then that fellow cruising forum members might be interested in helping researchers from Plymouth university Marine
institute in the UK see what's happening to the oceans phytoplankton.
Algae in the oceans play an incredibly important role in the global ecosystem and it is important for scientists to understand the dynamics of the system, especially how it relates to global warming.
The yachting fraternity can help by making some simple observations and recording the data with a smartphone or tablet app. The information then gets uploaded next time you connect to the Internet
Anyway, you can read more about this citizen science initiative on