Smartfin collects ocean data while you surf

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A group of scientists created a surfboard fin that measures multiple ocean parameters like wave characteristics, location, and water temperature.

The Smartfin project kicked off in San Diego, California, in May 2017, and gathers researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Surfrider Foundation, and Futures Fins.

The small piece of surf gear collects valuable data about the oceans of the world, as the surfboard glides across the waves. The goal is to understand how seawater is changing, and how we can reverse climate change.

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