SS3.08 Application of Automated Technology to Detect Environmental Change
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Time: 12:00:00 PM
Location: View Royal
 
AurinDA, NOAA NOS CCEHBR, Charleston, USA, Dirk.Aurin@noaa.gov
Balthis, W, L, NOAA NOS CCEHBR, Charleston, USA, Len.Balthis@noaa.gov
Cooksey, C, L, NOAA NOS CCEHBR, Charleston, USA, Cynthia.Cooksey@noaa.gov
 
MONITORING AND EVENT RESPONSE FOR HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS (MERHAB) FLORIDA PROJECT'S AUTOMATED WEB DISPLAY OF NEAR REAL-TIME DATA AND DATABASE ACCESS
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The MERHAB Florida Project is a three-year program evaluating potential relationships between water- and sediment- quality variables, occurrences of HABs, the incidence of fish disease and other biological impacts on the Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) estuary. An interactive public Web site combining a system of data retrieval, archival, and distribution functions has been developed to facilitate this program. A remote sampling platform moored in the LSJR is collecting in situ data from a multitude of oceanographic, biological and meteorological instruments. These data are regularly routed in near real-time via a GOES satellite feed and DAPS protocol to the CCEHBR lab where automated processes create and display plots and graphs of select data at one hour resolution on the www.merhabfl.org (or merhabflorida.org) Web site, as well as archiving them in the database for later retrieval from the site's interactive database query interface. In addition, data from sampling cruises on the LSJR are being archived in an open-source database at the NOAA CCEHBR lab in Charleston and made accessible by way of an interactive database query on the Web site.