Packing for Mission 31 gave me a chance to look through all the equipment we have in the Helmuth Lab, and now I want to highlight some of the awesome instruments we use everyday (along with some we bought just for Mission 31).
Aside from the sonde being able to clean itself, the coolest part about this instrument is that it is fully bluetooth operated. We can go caveman style and plug the sonde to a computer through an usb cable, but why go wired when we can go wireless!
In the comfort of the lab, wireless verses cable might seem trivial. But when we are out in the field, in the heat or in the cold, being able to connect to loggers without cables goes a very long way. We will be seeing a lot more wireless loggers in the coming years, and I believe wireless loggers are the future in field data collection. The ease of wireless data collection will give us more live, up-to-date, and relevant data from the Earth's ever changing environments.
Well I got to go back to packing - talk again in Florida.