Integrated Nutrient Observatory
Overview: Over the next three years (2015-17) NERACOOS and its partners will deploy a prototype automated nutrient monitoring observatory in the coastal and estuarine waters of the Northeast. The goal of this effort is to demonstrate the delivery of high frequency nutrient data to scientists, managers and policy makers. When completed the NERACOOS integrated nutrient observatory will be the largest in North America and will represent an important first step towards delivery critical nutrient data to key stakeholders. An award from the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Ocean Technology Transition (OTT) program is funding this project.
Below are the tentative deployement dates of nutrient sensors throughout the NERACOOS Region.
- Great Bay Deployment, University of New Hampshire
- Great Bay Estuary Stakeholder workshop
- Buoy E and I Deployment, University of Maine
- Long Island Sound Deployment, University of Connecticut
- Buoy M and N Deployement, University of Maine
Nutrient Sensor Information:
NERACOOS will deploy several automated nutrient sensors that will be integrated into our buoy systems and will deliver nutrient readings several times a day.
- Designed for unattended long-term moored operations, the Cycle NH4 is one of WET Labs' line of single analyte chemical sensors.
- This nitrate sensor is a chemical-free solution for autonomous monitoring of nitrogen-based nutrient concentrations in ocean, estuarine and high turbidity freshwater environments.
- Designed for unattended long-term moored operations, the Cycle PO4 is the first of WET Labs' line of single analyte chemical sensors.