Kim Martini

Kim Martini

Seattle, WA

Tini Scientific

Physical Oceanographer


Published on Nov 10, 2023

The pieces are coming together to build an app

I've said this in a previous post, but learning to code in a new language is really hard. Like any language, you know exactly what you want to do, but you don't know the words and you don't know ho...

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Published on Oct 07, 2023

When you are at the ocean, you throw things into the water

Last week, I went down to San Diego to meet with a bunch of other scientists and talk about "cheap and deep technology" to explore the ocean (more info here). We pondered how we can make ocean tech...

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Published on Sep 15, 2023

It's been a busy week at Tini

First we took the Apple Watch Ultra to the UW pressure vessel and took it down to 100m. It didn't implode!Then I took the bus to Tacoma to join the September WOAC Puget Sound cruise with NANOOS on ...

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Published on Sep 08, 2023

We got some data!

I am so excited to report that we made our first temperature and pressure profile with the Apple Watch Ultra in Seattle's Lake Washington!There's still a lot to unpack about the performance of the ...

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Published on Jun 23, 2023

It's been a cold, coding Spring!

Hi all! Kim and Virginia here giving you an update on what we have been up to.Virginia spent three months sciencing in cold, cold Antarctica.Kim spent three months coding in SwiftUI in her cold, co...

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Published on Jan 10, 2023

Crowdsourcing is over and now the work begins

First off, a HUGE THANKS to everyone that supported us. I know we keep saying it, but we mean it. Your donations and encouragement have truly been awesome.Now it's time to put our heads-down and ba...

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Published on Dec 19, 2022

WE DID IT! Tini Scientific’s first project is fully funded!

WE DID IT! Tini Scientific’s first project is fully funded!Not only did we make it, but we made it to 148% of our goal! The support has been inspiring and we can’t thank you enough. We appreciate A...

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Published on Dec 13, 2022


It's been only 6 days since we started this thing and we are now 78% funded! Virginia and I can not thank you all enough for helping support us. We think this is a really cool project and are excit...

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Reply to:Lisa BealLisa Beal
I’ve been doing that too! Super helpful.
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