South African activity opens way to ocean pollution project for Obscape
Monitoring technology company Obscape, a recent NWP member, has expanded its presence in South Africa with the help of NWP connections. This has opened the way for their involvement in a global project to reduce ocean pollution from plastics and other litter coming from rivers.
How can monitoring Conductivity and Temperature help water quality control?
Dissolved substances, chemicals, and minerals can be found in most water bodies. Higher amounts of impurities can lead to a higher conductivity. Use of a CT Station to monitor dissolved salts from impurities, can confirm the heightened conductivity of water. Reports or Threshold alerts confirming changes in the conductivity of water may also indicate that a pollutant has entered the water.
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Ocean Science l ECO Special Issue l RISING SEA 2021
It’s one of humankind’s greatest challenge: keeping back the tides. The stories highlight the international efforts underway to create resilient coasts with nature-based solutions and green coastal development….
Monitoring waves in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Ocean Cleanup Foundation is developing floating barrier systems to concentrate and extract buoyant plastic from the global accumulation zones. To analyze and improve the efficiency of such cleanup systems, access to accurate Metocean conditions is inevitable. An experimental campaign was carried out during the deployment…
Affordable environmental monitoring in Africa?
Sub-Saharan environmental challenges, ranging from eroding coastlines to riverine flooding and water quality issues. WIOMSA news brief article. Written by Dr. Max Radermacher. Director at Obscape. Marine science would not exist without the availability of observation data. Any aspect of the ocean that we want…