NERACOOS Integrated Nutrient Observatory

Overview: Over the past several years, NERACOOS and its partners have tested and deployed a prototype automated nutrient monitoring observatory in the coastal and estuarine waters of the Northeast. The goal of this effort was to demonstrate the delivery of high frequency nutrient data to scientists, managers, and policy makers.

An award from the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Ocean Techology Transition (OTT) program has funded this project. The nutrient observatory is currently transitioning into an operational service and is being supported but IOOS and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

News and Events

March 2019: NERACOOS has concluded the Integrated Nutrient Observatory webinar series. Recordings of each webinar, with details and abstracts can be found under the Resources tab of this page.

February 2019: NERACOOS has rescheduled the Integrated Nutrient Observatory Webinar Series. Please see the Resources tab for more information.

We apologize for any inconvenice caused by the postponement due to the partial government shutdown. Below Please find the new schedule for the webinars which will highlight the outcomes of this project.

Winter 2019: NERACOOS will be hosting a series of webinars to highlight the outcomes of the Nutrient Observatory project. Throughout this webinar series you will learn about the nutrient data collected, the sensors deployed, and the challenges and lessons learned from operating automated nutrient sensors in various marine systems in the Northeast.

This webinar series will be on hold until the partial government shutdown is resolved. Once the shutdown has ended, we will send out the webinar schedule and registration information. We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing the results of this project with you

Spring 2016: Deployement and redeployement in Great Bay, Gulf of Maine and Long Island Sound. 

December 2015: Sensor training at the University of Connecticut 

June 6, 2015: NERACOOS Buoys E and I were re-deployed with nitrate sensors at a depth of 50m and the data from these sensors will be available through our data buoy map after the sensors have been calibrated.

May 26, 2015: Great Bay Sensor Workshop

April 22, 2015: The great Bay buoy was deployed on April 22nd with two new automated nutrient sensors. These sensors will measure nitrate and phosphate concentrations in Great Bay several times a day. 


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