Real-time and Continuous Seawater Monitoring System

This project consists of long-term data on water quality (depth, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, and total algae) monitoring in the marine environment near and at the seawater intake system of the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory (CML).

There are four stations:

  • Seawater Intake System
  • Alligator Harbor (near the oyster leases)
  • Oyster Bay (near oyster leases in Spring Creek)
  • Dog Island - Coming Soon

This monitoring program, available on HydroSphere, includes real-time (every 15 minutes) water quality data obtained via multi-parameter sondes (YSI EXO3 units). This data will be used to identify temporal and seasonal trends and any spatial variability that exists between St. George Sound, where FSUCML is located, and other regional water monitoring stations operated by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) in the adjacent Apalachicola Bay. This project will supply key chemical, physical and ecological data required for the assessment of marine environmental conditions and the land-ocean interface where FSUCML is located by scientists, resource managers, and the public. In addition, this project complements the planned monitoring of the FSUCML seawater system water supply. This will allow users to make informed decisions about the water used in experiments.

Beatriz Mejia-Mercado, Ph.D., is the principal investigator (PI) and the information manager (IM) responsible for data quality and management.

Data Usage Application

To access downloadable data files from our "HydroSphere" system, please fill out the form below. Contact Beatriz Mejia-Mercado at for any questions or comments.

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Last Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 9:15 AM