Attention boaters, kayakers, fishermen, and nature lovers! Water quality not only affects recreational use of our waterways but also affects those who live in Florida. Professionals, nature lovers and citizen scientists alike will enjoy this presentation.
Join us for our next lunch time webinar on Thursday October 28th from 12-1pm!
The River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network (RECON) http://recon.sccf.org/ is a network of water quality sensors deployed throughout the Caloosahatchee river and estuary to provide real-time, water quality data to scientists, policy makers, and the general public. Eric Milbrandt, the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) program Director will present the water quality and research aspects and AJ will provide technical challenges dating back to this systems inauguration in 2007.
Don’t miss this Florida based data acquisition system discussion in some of the best fishing spots in the country!
For security, register using the following Eventbrite link and we will send you a Microsoft Teams link the week of the event.
Dr. Eric Milbrandt is the Director of the Marine Laboratory at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). He earned a B.S. from Humboldt State University in Biology and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in Biology. At the SCCF Marine Lab, he has studied the effects of disturbance events on mangroves, seagrasses, and in the water surrounding the barrier islands. He has published his research and serves as a referee for Estuaries and Coasts, Limnology and Oceanography, and Journal of Wetland Management. Along with a team of scientists, he established the River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network (RECON) composed of real time water quality and weather sensors distributed from Beautiful Island to the Gulf of Mexico. The data are used to determine the condition of the estuary during weekly technical discussions with water managers. Since 2009, he has designed and monitored several large-scale mangrove and oyster restoration projects in Clam Bayou and San Carlos Bay. As a member of the graduate faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University, he has served on M.S. committees and mentored undergraduate and post-baccalaureate interns to provide career-building experiences and training in marine science.