Sensor building workshop

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Sensor building workshop

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the River Basin Center and Odum School of Ecology hosted a Sensor-Building Workshop.  This all-day event was led by faculty from UGA (Geology and Ecology) and Yale University, and the workshop participants constructed 20 sensor units.  These units will be installed in the Oconee Watershed and collect data on temperature, conductivity, and stream level.  This monitoring data can then be transmitted in real-time to a data repository through cellular phone technology.

The faculty and graduate students that attended this event gained knowledge in coding and sensor technology, particularly for aquatic systems, while supporting the current research of Odum assistant professor Krista Capps.  The workshop was made possible by a grant awarded to the Odum School of Ecology and supported by Watershed UGA and the UGA Office of Sustainability.