Step 1: Start with a table full of line, tape, zip ties, buoys and weights...
Back at teaching my Peninsula College oceanography class again, and earlier this week the class designed and built their temperature and light moorings. This continues to be one of my favorite activities with my class - getting to throw stuff in the ocean for science just never seems to get old. Next year I am hoping to take the next step, and build at least some of the sensors we deploy.
Step 2: Pay careful attention to the mount for the sensors...this is the crux of the assignment
Step 3: Make sure all knots are good, sensors are turned on, and the water depth and tides are properly accounted for
Step 4: Over the side