A CB-950 deployed in Belize. (Credit: Albert Jones / CCCCC)

Sustainable Climate Monitoring in the Caribbean

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Coral reefs in the Caribbean are critical habitats for fish and other aquatic species that support the local and global food market. Despite their global significance, coral reef monitoring is often neglected due to the cost of installation and maintenance for monitoring networks. Albert Jones, Instrumentation Officer for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), […]
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Sediment Monitoring During the Klamath Dam Removal

Gravity Consulting

Leading up to the 21st century, the United States supported decades of dam construction in major waterways across the country. Many of these dams were hydroelectric facilities built in order to provide energy to nearby towns and cities. Unfortunately, these dams deteriorated the surrounding environment and harmed aquatic life. Many of these dams cut off […]
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Safeguarding Southwest Florida with Marine Water Quality Monitoring

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation—RECON

When the Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River were connected by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the 1880s, the region underwent a variety of environmental changes. While water control locks were installed in the 1930s and 1960s, the Sanibel area in Southwest Florida still suffered from deteriorating water quality due to runoff […]
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Data buoy in seemingly clean water, but the white foamy scum on the water surface contained high concentrations of cyanobacteria

Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Modeling with Real-Time Technology

Yokota Lab at SUNY Oneonta and Otsego Lake Association

In 2022, Otsego Lake in New York became one of many lakes to experience its first cyanobacterial bloom. While the cause is still unknown, the blooms may be an indicator of various water quality issues resulting from invasive species, runoff events or other environmental stressors. To get to the bottom of the mystery, Kiyoko Yokota, […]
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Lake Lacawac profiling platform

Lake Lacawac Profiling Platform

Miami University

The Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station overseen by Miami University’s Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences is home to lots of exciting research projects. Its namesake, Lake Lacawac, is part of the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network, an expansive group of scientists worldwide who study how lakes respond to environmental change. Because of that […]
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Washington dam hydrology tracking

Washington Dam Hydrology Tracking

Tetra Tech

Near the small town of Concrete, Washington, there’s a dam on the Lower Baker River holding back its water. The dam is owned by Puget Sound Energy, a company that delivers electric power and natural gas to customers in the U.S. Northwest. For some time, the hydrology surrounding the dam has been of interest to […]
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monitoring platform protects native culture

Monitoring Platform Protects Native Culture

Penobscot Indian Nation

The Penobscot River is at the heart of Penobscot Indian culture. For hundreds of years, the tribe has looked on it as a source for food and medicine, as well as a means of transportation. But in recent years, algal blooms have gotten worse in the river, believed to be caused by phosphorus discharges from […]
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Lake Erie walleye hatches

Understanding Lake Erie Walleye Hatches

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Lake Erie is described by many as the "walleye capital of the world," but dwindling populations of the fish pose a concern for Great Lakes fishermen. The region's multi-billion-dollar commercial and recreational fishing industry relies heavily on walleye, and the last major walleye hatch in Lake Erie occurred in 2003. Hatch sizes since then have […]
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Iron Mountain Mine Dredge Monitoring

Iron Mountain Mine Dredge Monitoring

Los Alamos Technical Associates

Sediment in the Spring Creek Arm of the Keswick Reservoir in California previously contained high concentrations of copper and zinc, the source of which was contaminated runoff from the Iron Mountain Mine Superfund Site. In order to protect the downstream Sacramento River ecosystem, which is a valuable commercial fishery and critical habitat for several endangered […]
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Lake Huron Sinkhole Research

Lake Huron Sinkhole Research

Grand Valley State University

Along the seafloor of Lake Huron, there are several karst sinkhole formations through which groundwater enters the lake bottom and carries with it remnants of an ancient sea. A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Institute for Exploration first discovered evidence of the sinkholes by accident in […]
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