Currently there are a multitude of sparsely measured parameters that nonetheless provide important information about the state of the ocean. What if these data were no longer scarce but as abundant as those used in our daily weather forecasts? Our goal is to someday make checking in on the health of the ocean as easy as checking the local weather.
Combining machine learning with modern satellite observations, SOpHIE (the Surface Ocean pH Interactive Explorer) represents the first step in providing rich global datasets to address historically sparse oceanographic data. In the current context, we are introducing a simple interface through which users can engage with the issue of ocean acidification in an intuitive way.
Putting tens of thousands of coastal sites around the world within easy reach of your Android device, SOpHIE empowers users to monitor the locations that matter to them. Receive up-to-date estimates of parameters associated with changing ocean acidification; quickly gauge a location's latest acidification status with simple red-green health icons; explore nearby locations on a familiar map interface; or discover new locations via an alerts feed.
Ideal for users engaged in aquaculture, fishing, and coastal monitoring, SOpHIE delivers daily metrics of ocean acidification directly to your hands. And for those whose work takes them into the field, convenient features like note taking and data export make the mobile interface a great tool for fieldwork.
As concerns about the effects of ocean acidification continue to grow, individual stakeholders in our oceans' health need a method of pinpointing problem areas as they arise. SOpHIE offers users a chance to know with statistical significance if a site that matters to them is at risk from ocean acidification.