Great Rivers Ecological Observation Network Begins On Mississippi River

By on July 1, 2015

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center has launched the Great Rivers Ecological Observation Network. (Credit: NGRREC)


In a move to aid the monitoring of rivers around the world, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center has launched the Great Rivers Ecological Observation Network, or GREON, according to River Bender. The organization is partnering with YSI, Inc. to source monitoring platforms for the new network.

Multiple YSI PISCES pontoon platforms have already been deployed in the Mississippi River and are collecting data for GREON. One is anchored near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, while others sit at points near Stoddard, Wisconsin and Alton, Illinois. A few others have been launched on Illinois’ Lake Decatur and Carlyle Lake.

Data from the platforms are currently available through the Great Lakes to Gulf Virtual Observatory. Network organizers are hopeful that more data will become available on rivers around the world as GREON expands.

Top image: The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center has launched the Great Rivers Ecological Observation Network. (Credit: NGRREC)

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