Indian River Lagoon Observatory

Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatories (LOBOs) for Water Quality Sampling in the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon

LOBO sites in the St. Lucie Estuary

Based on our initial pilot work above, FAU Harbor Branch was awarded two million dollars from the 2014 State Legislative Budget for a real-time water quality monitoring network and predictive modeling system for the St. Lucie Estuary, with the funds administered by Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The specific locations of those monitoring stations were determined following a technical workshop with interested stakeholders at the first meeting of FAU Harbor Branch’s Indian River Lagoon Observatory Science and Technology Advisory Committee on July 29, 2014.

The summary of the workshop’s technical discussions and recommendation, in accordance with the requirements of DEP Agreement S0770, is postedhere.

The Site Selection Plan for this project, in accordance with the requirements of DEP Agreement S0770, is postedhere.