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Neuse Estuary Monitoring and Research Program

Site Name
Introductory Information
Current Conditions
Hydrological Data (4-day)
Meteorological Data (4-day)
Profiler Data
Mills Branch
Broad Creek
Fisher Point
Kennel Beach
Carolina Pines
Cherry Point   
Bogue Sound, NC
Kiawah Island, SC     

How the data platforms work

The NCSU Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology has developed an automated water quality monitoring system that can take profiles of conditions throughout the entire water column. The rights to this patent pending technology have been licensed to a major water quality technology corporation through the NCSU Office of Technology Transfer. The CAAE Profiler is an automated system built around a computer driven winch and water quality probe. It is expandable to include various biological and chemical probes, meteorological sensors, and different forms of real-time communication equipment, such as satellite, radio, and cellular modems.

Data are retrieved via cellular telemetry to a base computer, which can process the data, visualize it into graphical displays, post it to the web, and alert project managers when parameters are out of acceptable ranges. Meteorological and hydrological data are posted in real-time to the web for public use.

Originally designed and developed for use in the Neuse Estuary Monitoring and Research Program, the NCSU-CAAE profiler system has also been used in the following research programs:

More units are scheduled to be deployed later this year, in several drinking water supply reservoirs, as part of a project with the NC Department of Health and Human Services to detect for cyanobacteria in real-time.



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