Thanks to a grant from ISblue, Kyle got to spend three fantastic months working with Romaric Verney and others at Ifremer, the French national ocean sciences laboratory, in Brest France. The collaboration included joint data collection trips to study sediment dynamics in the estuarine plume of the Seine River on the northern coast of France, and paired measurements with a LISST-100x and the FlocARAZI in controlled laboratory experiments.

Embarking from Le Havre
The profiling instrument frame with the FlocARAZI (bottom) and Pcam of Thor Markussen (top) along with many other devices for measuring sediment size and concentration.
The instrument frame being lowered during a time of low turbidity when flood waters have pushed back the Seine’s sediment plume.
Sample image from one cast. The images is sampling a 4 x 3 mm area.
Looking back towards Le Havre at sunrise.
The team on the last day of sampling