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Everglades Wetland Research Park

Real-time Data

 
 

 

A real-time instrumentation system - monitoring systems for water quality (YSI 6-series multi-parameter sondes) and water level (Ott Thalimedes), have been established in two wetlands (one freshwater, one brackish) in SW Florida by the EWRP.  The system automatically  delivers real-time data to the Kapnick Building through spread-spectrum radio transmissions, which in turn are automatically published on line  (http://www.fgcu.edu/swamp/realtimedata.html ), on a lobby display at the Kapnick, and stored on file servers for future analysis. 

One of these real-time instrument systems is deployed at a brackish Spartina marsh in  the Naples Botanical Garden  and the other is deployed at a freshwater marsh wetland on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.

 We expect to deploy more such real-time sondes in the future at our EWRP research sites throughout south Florida.

Spartina marsh in the Naples Botanical Garden

         

Freshwater Wetland at Florida Gulf Coast University