Cover of the Fall 2014 Environmental Monitor quarterly (Credit: Nate Christopher)
The Fall 2014 print edition of the Environmental Monitor is on the way to subscribers this week. Our quarterly print editions gather the best of the Monitor’s online reporting from the past few months and update the stories with new graphics from our designer Nate Christopher, whose fine work often goes unheralded. Each issue also includes original content, including an infographic, featured photo and a roundup of the latest monitoring gear.
It’s all about buoys in the fall issue, with feature stories on platforms tracking lake and marine conditions across the country. That includes a buoy off the coast of Erie, Pennsylvania, measuring waves, weather and water quality. More importantly, it has its own T-shirt design. Joining that data buoy in Lake Erie is another one floating near the City of Toledo’s water intake crib, a project that was fast-tracked after a toxic algae bloom left 500,000 people without access to tap water this summer. We also have a tour of buoys throughout Maine and a look at a platform measuring waves off Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Beyond buoys, we’ve got a first look at the SondeCAM, a high-end underwater camera from FishSens Technology. They’re designed for anglers or fisheries researchers looking to identify structure and track water quality.
Nate got a chance to tour the facilities at our printer Think Patented in Miamisburg, Ohio, just as our issue was hitting the presses. The big news there that day was the company had just become Pantone certified, making it just the 10th company in the world to do so. Here’s some of what Nate saw at the shop: