Navigation Links
Researchers developing real-time electronic monitoring for coastal waters
Date:11/1/2010

Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing a cost-effective electronic monitoring system that will enable researchers to advance our understanding of critical coastal ecosystems by allowing users to track water-quality data from these waters in real time, thanks to support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

"Our goal is to make it cheap and easy to monitor environmental conditions in the Chesapeake Bay, the sounds of North Carolina and other coastal waterways," says Dr. Alex Dean, associate professor of electronic and computer engineering (ECE) at NC State and primary investigator on the project. "Existing technology is costly to implement on a large scale, and is not easy to use. As a result, environmental officials currently do not have much access to real-time environmental data."

The researchers, who are working on the project with the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC), are developing inexpensive, wireless sensors that can be anchored to the sea bed, moored to buoys or towed behind vessels to collect data. Dean explains that those sensors will send the data they collect to a centralized server that will "make it available, essentially immediately, online." The sensors will collect a variety of data, including water temperature, salt levels in the water and water clarity.

The data collection system should help track environmental health, and help scientists answer a number of ecological research questions. For example, the team is planning to incorporate sensors into its network that can be used to measure oyster activity. Researchers can then compare the oyster activity to data on environmental quality to see what conditions are most conducive to oyster growth.

"We are very pleased to be teaming with NC State researchers on this important venture," says Vicki Paulas, CBEC's restoration manager. "This project offers CBEC a significant opportunity to test cost-effective technique
'/>"/>

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers could use plants light switch to control cells
2. Researchers engineer miniature human livers in the lab
3. Researchers find a liberal gene
4. Stephan Grill wins the 2011 Paul Ehrlich Prize for Young Researchers
5. Researchers find a stable way to store the suns heat
6. UMMS biomedical researchers develop more reliable, less expensive synthetic graft material
7. Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder
8. Harm reduction cigarettes can be more harmful than conventional brands, researchers report
9. Iowa State, USDA researchers discover eye test for neurological diseases in livestock
10. Japanese researchers report on liver transplantation studies using animal and iPS cells
11. OU researchers awarded $3M DOE grant to determine effects of climate change on two ecosystems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers developing real-time electronic monitoring for coastal waters
(Date:9/29/2014)... -- Plants have a symbiotic relationship with certain ... nutrients and defend against invaders an important ... vegetables. Now, scientist have discovered that plants may ... ensuring that sprouting plants are colonized from the ... Dame, presented their findings today at the 5th ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab ... can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program ... vegetables by 16%! , Chefs Move to Schools (CMTS), ... chefs with schools in order to provide nutrition instruction ... service workers. , A CMTS event was held in ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... order to support the world,s needs to make ... more, new and more efficient catalytic materials and ... including several from Wayne State University, is tackling ... grant from the National Science Foundation. , The ... Multicomponent Materials for Electrocatalytic Cascade Reactions," was to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Plants prepackage beneficial microbes in their seeds 2Chefs move to schools can increase school meal participation and vegetable intake among students 2Wayne State research aims to develop new, more efficient catalytic materials 2
... fish may be vital to saving the world,s coral reefs ... grow. A new study by researchers at the ARC ... like parrotfish and surgeonfish can only keep coral reefs clear ... a certain density, they take over entirely and the coral ...
... Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) scientists under the Agency ... part of an international team of researchers [1]who became ... behind a rare skin cancer which grows rapidly for ... published in Nature Genetics [2] today. ...
... The medical benefits of probiotics or ,friendly bacteria, are not ... a cure for stomach complaints. Yet, as more and more ... for their health benefit claims? In their new title, ... the scientific standards, the legal framework, the history of friendly ...
Cached Biology News:Weed-eating fish 'key to reef survival' 2Scientists discover cause of rare skin cancer that heals itself 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... PHILADELPHIA , October 1, 2014 ... plans to software invited to engage around the theme, ... 29-30     Elsevier ... information products and services, will host a gathering of ... discuss issues and trends impacting healthcare today and in ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Applying a well-known optical phenomenon ... Harvard University has demonstrated the ability to "paint" ... that holds promise for making future, flexible electronic ... sides of next-gen rocket ships and spacecraft with ... through oil in water, it becomes iridescent, revealing ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of ... an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno ... a major step in developing long-sought polymer architecture ... for use in electronic devices. , Briseno, ... and others at Stanford University and Dresden University ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Report Details Biosimilar drugs ... revenues Do you want to find sales potentials ... predictions for those biological drugs from 2014, helping ... financial data, R&D trends, opportunities and selling prospects. ... to 2024 at overall world market, therapeutic class, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Elsevier Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Economics Conference 2014 To Convene Industry Leaders to Discuss Top Healthcare Business Issues 2Elsevier Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Economics Conference 2014 To Convene Industry Leaders to Discuss Top Healthcare Business Issues 3Taking thin films to the extreme 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 3Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 2Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 3Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 4Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 5
... H. Shep Wild, President and Chief Executive Officer ... focused on the research and development of Focal ... company overview to venture capital, pharmaceutical and biotechnology ... 2011 hosted by the University of Florida Office ...
... Tissue Genesis, Inc., an emerging leader in adult ... has begun clinical trials for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) ... at the University of Louisville Hospital.  Tissue Genesis is ... patient,s own adipose-derived adult stem cells (ASCs) prepared at ...
... With its promise of superfast computers and ultrapowerful ... become one of the hottest fields in high-technology. ... to nanostructures that feature interfaces between noble metals ... of Energy (DOE),s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ...
Cached Biology Technology:CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals Featured at University of Florida Innovation Showcase 2011 2CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals Featured at University of Florida Innovation Showcase 2011 3CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals Featured at University of Florida Innovation Showcase 2011 4Tissue Genesis Begins FDA-Approved Clinical Trial 2Tissue Genesis Begins FDA-Approved Clinical Trial 3New kid on the plasmonic block 2New kid on the plasmonic block 3New kid on the plasmonic block 4New kid on the plasmonic block 5
One-step, microplate or cuvet, colorimetric 530nm, detection limit 0.16mg/dL in serum or plasma. Procedure: 10 min....
MOUSE ANTI HUMAN NPM...
Edited by D. Rickwood, T.C. Ford and J.T. Steensgaard (1994) Compiles core data required by researchers carrying out any centrifugal separation, whether working with cells, organelles or macromolec...
...
Biology Products: