Application Note

Application Note: Using Real-Time Telemetry For Ecological Monitoring Of Coastal Wetlands

Source: YSI, a Xylem brand

The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)in Mississippi is one of 27 protected estuarine reserves across the United States. The reserves serve as platforms for long-term research and monitoring, as well as reference sites for comparative studies. At the Grand Bay NERR, an in situ water quality monitoring system coupled with a near real-time telemetry system (YSI EcoNet) allows managers and technicians to monitor changes in water quality at various temporal scales, providing a greater understanding of the ecosystem dynamics and better management of the monitoring program.

The near real-time access to the data enables improved management decisions of the environment and monitoring equipment.