St. Lucie Estuary Water Quality Monitoring Units Now Online!

Harbor Branch's network of remote-controlled sensors in the St. Lucie Estuary is now disseminating real-time information, available online.


By carin-smith | 8/28/2015

FAU Harbor Branch's network of remote-controlled sensors in the St. Lucie Estuary is now disseminating real-time information, available online to anyone, anytime at fau.loboviz.com. On an hourly basis, these sensors are measuring temperature, salinity, depth (to measure tidal fluctuations), turbidity (particles in the water), water color, dissolved oxygen, pH (a measure of acidity), nitrate, phosphate, and chlorophyll fluorescence (a measure of algal chlorophyll in the water).

In July 2015, scientists and engineers installed five Land Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory units in and around the St. Lucie Estuary, as part of a $2 million project funded by the state legislature via Florida's Department of Environmental Protection. 

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