Arduino in Marine Sciences: A hands-on workshop on building and controlling sensors for marine research projects

This hands-on training course will introduce marine scientists to the open-source technology platform Arduino. Arduino is an easy-to-use hardware and software platform with endless possibilities on reading data captured with sensors and controlling connected instruments. In this course trainees will via hands-on marine applications learn to implement this technology and get an understanding of the possibilities of the platform and the  potential use in research.

A fit-for-purpose training kit was developed and will guide trainees through a series of lessons. The first lessons will make them acquainted with the Arduino platform and a range of sensors commonly used in a marine context. Next lessons are built around small projects which can be easily deployed in real scientific situations. For each of these projects, example applications are provided.

Each lesson will consist of guidelines, interactive video tutorials, Arduino code and wiring schemes. Via an interactive glossary, students will have the possibility to explore more in depth specific concepts. Links will be made to selected online resources. Each lesson starts with a basic guided part. After this guided part trainees are challenged with add-on exercises.