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:
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)
Above water environmental properties:
Wind speed and direction
Soil water content
Measuring water quality / below water environmental properties:
RBRsolo³ compact single channel depth, temp., DO, Tu and PAR loggers
RBRvirtuoso³ 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
Wipers for various water quality sensors e.g. Tu, PAR, DO, etc.
Insitu water sampling and monitoring (ecoli, etc.)