From MarineBiotech Infopages
Definition of Sensor:
A sensor is a device that converts a stimulus (e.g. heat, pressure or light) into a (in most cases electrical) signal that can be measured or interpreted. It is a part of an instrument or, in the context of this Wiki, an oceanographic instrument.
This is the common definition for Sensor, other definitions can be discussed in the article
- Often the word sensor is used synonymous to an oceanographic instrument
- Instruments and sensors to measure environmental parameters
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