SALMON

 

Water quality perturbations related to anthropogenic disturbances and industry pressures continue to increase in marine ecosystems. Therefore, effective water quality monitoring programs have become critical for the protection of our water resources. However, without accurate, intensive and long-term data acquisition, the health of the water resources cannot be adequately assessed, effective preservation and remediation programs cannot be run, and program success cannot be properly evaluated. Herein, SALMON technology utilizes the recent advances in communication and wireless sensors for the purpose of real time remote monitoring (RTRM) of dynamic marine water quality parameters at various spatial and temporal scales. Biological sensor measures dissolved oxygen (DO) which tracks the upwelling of hypoxic bottom water that cause localized fish kills. Physical and chemical sensors measure various water quality parameters such as pH, conductivity, turbidity, and sediment concentration.