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My Experience Building an EnviroDIY Mayfly Monitoring Station

Computer program downloading and circuit board wiring were not my forte, so the first thing I did was enlist the help of the most tech-savvy people I know.

The Wide, Wide World of DIY (and DIT)

DIY is in many cases a misnomer; in reality, we Do-It-Together: bringing people together to develop and share environmental monitoring and measurement systems.

To Fish or Not to Fish: Using Real-Time Data to Protect Trout Populations

Fishing guides in Michigan are using real-time data from an EnviroDIY monitoring station to remotely make appropriate decisions on where and when to fish.

Hemispherical Shield to Reduce Fouling of Campbell Turbidity Sensor

Sensor fouling greatly reduced our confidence in the turbidity data. We decided to test a hemispherical shield for ease of construction and installation.

Low-Cost Stream “Tower Sampler”

We have developed a low-cost and very simple “Tower Sampler” that utilizes plastic bottles mounted vertically in the stream to collect discrete samples as various stream levels.

Monitoring Coastal Streams With the Mayfly Data Logger and Atlas Scientific Sensors

Adam Gold from the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences explains how the unique characteristics of coastal streams influenced his monitoring station design.