Water Quality & Environmental Monitoring

Water quality: Includes the chemical, physical and biological properties of water and these values are used as indicators of the health of ecosystems.

Environmental monitoring: The processes and activities to characterise and monitor the quality of the environment.

There is no one-system-measures all, and which parameters are measured depends on what measurement program is best suited to a specific project. Point-based measurement systems can be constructed around a particular need, and incorporated into below- or above-water systems. The following parameters can be measured:

Water quality / below water environmental properties:

  • Depth (Pressure)
  • Temperature
  • Salinity (Conductivity)
  • Turbidity
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • pH
  • Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)
  • etc.

 Above water environmental properties:

  • Air Pressure
  • Air temperature
  • Relative Humidity
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Solar radiation
  • Visibility
  • Soil water content

Measuring water quality / below water environmental properties:


  • RBRsolo³ compact single channel depth, temp., DO, Tu and PAR loggers
  • RBR GeneralRBRvirtuoso³ standard single channel  conductivity, depth, temp., CO2, DO, Fl, ORP, PAR, pH, Tu, transmittance voltage, etc. loggers
  • RBRduet³ & RBRduo³ dual channel options with two of conductivity, depth, temp., CO2, DO, Fl, ORP, PAR, pH, Tu, transmittance voltage, etc. loggers
  • RBRconcerto³ & RBRmaestro³ multi channel options up to 10 channels of above
  • RBR Wirewalker wave powered profiling system
  • RBR inductive modem
  • Zebra Tech barnacle 1



  • Wipers for various water quality sensors e.g. Tu, PAR, DO, etc.


  • Fluidion ALERT LABInsitu water sampling and monitoring (ecoli, etc.)
  • Portable automatic analyzing system


Measuring above water environmental properties:



  • WatchKeeper Buoy
  • 3m Buoy
  • 5m Nomad Buoy
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