Looking Forward: Woods Institute becoming part of Stanford's new school focused on climate and sustainability
Current efforts to track marine animals primarily depend on rigid and heavy tags that require invasive attachment techniques. This project will build a lightweight, non-invasive tag.
Adopting skin-like sensors used to develop wearable technology such as activity trackers, the researchers will develop a small wearable multisensory tag capable of withstanding harsh ocean environments. This will allow safe, cutting-edge approaches to monitor and assess marine life and ecosystem health to support conservation and management.
Barbara Block (Biology)
Zhenan Bao (Chemical Engineering)
Sherman Lo (Aeronautics and Astronautics)