The name derives from 'Community In Situ MEtabolism', and is pronounced ‘kiss‐me’ to reflect the gentle interaction between the instrument and the coral/substrate.
Underwater Photosynthesis and Respiration Instrument
Electronics Housing: electronic components are contained in a pressure-resistant acrylic housing (80 m depth) connected by waterproof cables to the incubation flow‐sensor ‘head’.
Incubation Head: housing the sensors, pump, LED light source is attached by the user to the coral/substrate surface with special retractors.
Instrument Operation: CISME is operated with a proprietary Android app on a submersible Android tablet (not included) connected to the CISME by a WiFi cable.
Diver Portability: Instrument and underwater tablet together are ca. 5‐7 lbs negative UW.