• From submerged logging to mapping habitat, sonar can help

    Access to sonar system technology for mapping underwater surfaces was once limited by five-figure price tags. But now side-scan sonar is more affordable and its applications are broad, from ecologists mapping aquatic habitat to underwater loggers pulling...

  • Product news: Extech tools and FLIR camera win HVAC awards

    Products from Extech Instruments and FLIR were recognized by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration NEWS magazine’s Dealer Design Awards, according to a release from the company.

  • Buoy updates Twitter followers on water conditions, yacht race

    The meteorological and oceanographic sensors installed on a buoy deployed recently in Ireland’s Galway Bay aren’t out of the ordinary. What’s unusual is the buoy is broadcasting its measurements—along with updates on a globe-circling yacht race—on Twitter.

  • Robotic water survey planned for Chicago’s Lake Michigan coast

    The U.S. Geological Survey and Chicago Park District this summer will survey water quality along 26 miles of the Lake Michigan coastline, according to National Water Monitoring News. The survey is planned for July and will collect...

  • Observation post: GVSU buoy observatory

    Most observatories examine the distant sky. But on Michigan’s Muskegon Lake, an observatory looks under the water. Launched in the spring of 2011 by Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute, the Muskegon Lake Observatory project is...

  • National Parks water monitoring puts sondes through their paces

    As a hydrologist responsible for tracking water quality data in 22 National Parks across the southeastern U.S., Joe Meiman covers a lot of ground. So does his equipment.