• Great Rivers Ecological Observation Network (GREON℠)

    Looking to expand beyond traditional monitoring activities, the Center has launched its Great Rivers Ecological Observation Network (GREON℠). The GREON℠ program seeks to establish a network of real-time water quality monitoring platforms on great rivers around the world. NGRREC℠ partnered with YSI Inc. to design and launch a monitoring buoy capable of real-time, continuous collection of water quality and phytoplankton data. The first YSI PISCES (Pontoon for In-situ Characterization of Environmental Systems) buoy launched in May 2013 on the Upper Mississippi River System, but the program aims to expand to deploy platforms across the globe on other international great river systems.

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