radio-ecological monitoring Articles

  • High frequency monitoring needed to protect UK rivers - Case Study

    The science behind nutrient pollution in rivers is still poorly understood despite the fact that nitrate and phosphate concentrations in the UK’s rivers are mostly unacceptable, although an element of uncertainty exists about what an acceptable level actually is. Key to improving our understanding of the sources and impacts of nutrient pollution is high-resolution monitoring across a broad ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Water Quality Data Logger for Monitoring Coal Mine Runoff

    Water Quality Monitoring Solutions from dataTaker CAS DataLoggers provided an intelligent water quality data logging solution for an open-cut coal mine to monitor high salinity water runoff into local retaining ponds with a Water Quality Data Logger. The water from these retention ponds could only be released into the local river system when it was of sufficient quality to have no effect on the ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • Can Wifi Radio Meet Your Remote Monitoring Needs?

    Some resources are easy to keep tabs on. They are located conveniently close to monitoring equipment and power supplies, which are, in turn, easily integrated into your facility’s management systems. Press a button or click a mouse, and all you need to know pops up on a screen. It’s the ideal scenario, really. Other resources, as many of you are keenly aware, are much more difficult ...

  • Ecological Monitoring of Accidental Water Pollution - Operational Guide

    An important component of Cedre’s work involves designing operational guides which present the results of studies, of experimental work and experience feedback from accidents which have occurred. This guide is aimed at decision-makers liable to be involved in designing and implementing ecological monitoring programmes in the aftermath of an accidental water pollution ...


    By CEDRE

  • Radio Solution brings real-time monitoring benefits for water supplier

    Introduction of wireless data collection and analysis improves leak detection and water supply efficiency Companies whose business is the delivery of water to consumers, do not only have a responsibility to provide high quality drinking water to both domestic and industrial users, but also to ensure that it is done so economically and reliably. The WLV association ...

  • Community Based Ecological Monitoring in Nova Scotia: Challenges and Opportunities

    This article examines community-based ecological monitoring in Nova Scotia, with an emphasis on watershed stewardship groups. It discusses successes to date and future challenges, drawing on examples from the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) and other community groups. The barriers to the generation of robust monitoring datasets and effective participation in watershed management are ...


    By Springer

  • Environmental benchmarks vs. ecological benchmarks for assessment and monitoring in Canada: Is there a difference?

    Environmental benchmarks are widely used in Canadian environmental assessment as a standard against which to monitor air or water quality in response to human activities in the environment. Recent work in Canada has developed the concept of ecological benchmarks as a complement to environmental benchmarks. However, implementation of ecological benchmarks may be challenging. This paper presents an ...


    By Springer

  • Extending Remote Network Connections with Radios

    Remote networks are very useful in monitoring remote tanks. These can be monitored on a nearby local network or over the Internet from virtually any location. How, then, can you get a network or Internet connection to a remote location? There are a variety of ways to get a network to a remote location. ...

  • Effects of iron on ecological communities

    Mark and I have been working with the Iron industry to try to understand the effects of iron on aquatic ecosystems. We have been analysing extensive field monitoring data on the quality of invertebrate communities in rivers and relating this to the levels of different forms of iron (total, dissolved, or particulate) that are present. Invertebrate communities do appear to be adversely affected ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Use of Phytoplankton Assemblages for Monitoring Ecological Status of Lakes within the Water Framework Directive: The Assemblage Index

    On basis of recent developments in phytoplankton ecology an assemblage index,Q,was developed to assess ecological status of di .erent lake types established by the Water Framework Directive (WFD).Since 5 ‡Q ‡0,the developed index can provide 5-grade quali .cation required by WFD.Case studies from very di .erent lake types support the usefulness of the developed index.Straights and weaknesses of ...


    By Springer

  • Linking feeding inhibition with reproductive impairment in Gammarus confirms the ecological relevance of feeding assays in environmental monitoring

    The in situ feeding bioassay in Gammarus fossarum is recognised as a reliable tool for monitoring the toxicity of freshwater contamination. However, whether recorded feeding inhibitions can potentially provoke population‐level adverse outcomes remains an open question. Here we present an experimental study in G. fossarum, which contributes to the quantitative description of the links between ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Challenges for exposure prediction in Ecological Risk Assessment

    Evaluating organism exposure in the ecosystems is a difficult task and can be carried out measuring or predicting concentrations in the environment. While current regulatory approaches favour a modelling approach, they either use a static representation of the environment and of the chemical discharge or a simplified dynamic approach (e.g. dealing with pesticides). Improving the ecological ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Radiation Monitors and Meters

    Light Description and Applications The light meter is a portable unit designed to measure visible, UV, and near-UV light in the workplace. (The CTC has a UV light meter available through its loan program, ALEP.) The light meter is capable of reading any optical unit of energy or power level if the appropriate detector has been calibrated with the meter. The spectral range of the instrument is ...

  • Portal Monitor Simulation

    We have been working hard over the last few months on several new products! The first of these is a solution for enabling training with Portal monitors by offering a simulation solution. The first prototype has been made following a request from our Korean distributors (Si Detection) and is now going off to Korea to be trialed. ...

  • Diatoms for assessing the ecological condition of inland freshwater bodies

    The ecological responses of diatoms to pollution and nutrient enrichment, caused by domestic and municipal sewage, in the five fresh water ponds have been examined. It was observed that diatoms were completely absent in P3 and some species were also absent in P1 and P2. Similarly, diatom diversity was lower in P1 and P2 than in P4 and P5. However, diatom abundance was higher in P4. The Biological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MULTIHOP RADIO WITH BUILT IN I/O CONNECTS DIRECTLY TO SENSORS AND PROBES

    MULTIHOP RADIO WITH BUILT IN I/O CONNECTS DIRECTLY TO SENSORS AND PROBES DX80DR radios from Banner Engineering reduce need for ancillary equipment at remote monitoring or control sites The data radio from Banner Engineering combines wireless transceiver, power supply and I/O circuits in one compact housing. The DX80DR MultiHop Radio connects sensors directly to the network, eliminating need for ...


    By Banner Engineering Corp.

  • Hydraulic “Fracking”: Are surface water impacts an ecological concern?

    Use of high‐volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in unconventional reservoirs to recover previously inaccessible oil and natural gas is rapidly expanding in North America and elsewhere. Although hydraulic fracturing has been practiced for decades, the advent of more technologically advanced horizontal drilling coupled with improved slickwater chemical formulations has allowed extensive natural ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Bonanza Creek long term ecological research - 2009

    Like many research programs, our LTER site is continually struggling to manage numerous remote sensor stations and their data . We are constantly looking to improve the quality and availability of the data they are collecting while using technician time and resources effectively. One option on the market to manage sensor network data is Vista Data Vision (VDV) and after some initial testing, we ...

  • Monitoring of water node in wroclaw

    Background Wroclaw's water node has complicated structure. The river Odra has 3 main riverbeds and a lot of channels which are located in the centre of town. There are almost 100 hydro buildings which control flow of the water through the city and protect it against theflood. The great flood in 1997 proved that no one has control over it. Communication systems failure caused ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Staying Safe with Environmental Monitoring

    Geotechnical Instrumentation involves administering the earth and environment and it is hence that designers have made different frameworks to make the occupation simpler. These frameworks grab thousands upon much information that it orders and illuminates so they can concoct evidence. The places where it is necessary are the pollution chance appraisal, trends in time and space; anticipatory ...


    By Soldata Limited

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