As part of the planning process, NSF has funded 11 WATERS Test Bed projects to test various aspects of observatory design and operation. These two-year projects will be developing technologies ranging from collection of data from floating sensors to determining optimal placement of real-time nitrate sensors. Test Bed sites are located in a range of environmental conditions from the high Sierra Nevada to urban Baltimore. The sites will act as beta test locations for the deployment of CUAHSI HIS project server capability that will enable the Test Beds to archive and publish their own data in a standardized relational database schema known as the Observations Data Model (ODM).
Learn more about each project by clicking on the corresponding star on the map below or by using the site listing navigation to the left.
The initiative's Test Bed sites are . . .
- San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada | | University of California - Merced
- Flathead River Basin | | University of Montana
- Little Bear River | | Utah State University
- Corpus Christi Bay | | University of Texas
- Minnehaha Creek Watershed | | University of Minnesota
- Clear Creek Environmental Hydrologic Observatory | | University of Iowa
- Santa Fe Basin | | University of Florida
- Susquehanna River Basin and Chesapeake Bay | | Penn State | | Drexel University
- Baltimore | | University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Pamlico Sound and the FerryMon | | University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 02-33842 and 03-26064.
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