Chemical Sensors Masterclass

Chemical Sensors Masterclass

‘Next Generation of Chemical Sensors for Cold Environment’ Masterclass – Wednesday 10 September 2014, 10am–4pm – School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Are you interested in new techniques for measuring chemical parameters in cold environments for example glacial meltwater, arctic streams, or the polar oceans? At this workshop you will learn about cutting-edge sensors for a range of parameters including nitrate, iron, pH and dissolved oxygen. You’ll have a chance to meet sensor developers in academia and industry, including representatives from National Oceanography Centre and Bristol Glaciology Centre, and manufacturers including Wavelength Environmental and Campbell Scientific. A range of sensors will be on display at hands-on exhibits, so you can have a go at measuring chemical changes in meltwater and see what happens when the sensors freeze.

  • Learn about cutting-edge techniques for measuring chemical parameters in icy environments
  • Have a go at using a variety of sensors
  • See what happens when the sensors freeze
  • Meet the developers and find out what they can do for your research

Lunch will be provided at this World Universities Network and Bristol Institute of Advanced Studies sponsored event, and the day will finish with a trip to watch the Tour of Britain cycle race finish and/or a local hostelry.

For free registration, please e-mail Liz Bagshaw:

NOC speaker: Alex Beaton will talk about adapting the novel sensors developed at the NOC to operate at low temperatures, as well as selecting suitable commercially available sensors for this environment.