Apr 29, 2013
The Environmental Studies Program partners to bring high tech buoy to Great Pond
Excerpt from the Portland Press Herald,
On Thursday, environmental scientists in the area and around the world began to gain a much better understanding of how Great Pond works.
The improvement will come with the deployment of a high-tech, $20,000 buoy, the first of its kind in Maine, in the pond, armed with sensors that will begin sending a continuous data stream describing real-time lake conditions to a global network of scientists.
“It’s really about this long-term monitoring and being able to predict when something may happen,” Denise Bruesewitz, professor of environmental studies at Colby College, said.
From a monitoring computer, Bruesewitz said, she will receive readings on temperature, oxygen levels, phytoplankton activity and light levels every 15 minutes. Read the full story.
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