Recent Developments in In Situ Nutrient Sensors: applications and future directions, Savannah, Georgia, December 11-13, 2006: workshop proceedings

Alliance for Coastal Technologies (2006) Recent Developments in In Situ Nutrient Sensors: applications and future directions, Savannah, Georgia, December 11-13, 2006: workshop proceedings. Solomons, MD, Alliance for Coastal Technologies, (ACT 06-08; UMCES CBL 07-048)

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The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) convened a Workshop on "Recent Developments in In Situ Nutrient Sensors: Applications and Future Directions" from 11-13 December, 2006. The workshop was held at the Georgia Coastal Center in Savannah, Georgia, with local coordination provided by the ACT partner at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (University System of Georgia). Since its formation in 2000, ACT partners have been conducting workshops on various sensor technologies and supporting infrastructure for sensor systems. This was the first workshop to revisit a topic area addressed previously by ACT. An earlier workshop on the "State of Technology in the Development and Application of Nutrient Sensors" was held in Savannah, Georgia from 10-12 March, 2003. Participants in the first workshop included representatives from management, industry, and research sectors. Among the topics addressed at the first workshop were characteristics of "ideal" in situ nutrient sensors, particularly with regard to applications in coastal marine waters. In contrast, the present workshop focused on the existing commercial solutions. The in situ nutrient sensor technologies that appear likely to remain the dominant commercial options for the next decade are reagent-based in situ auto-analyzers (or fluidics systems) and an optical approach (spectrophotometric measurement of nitrate). The number of available commercial systems has expanded since 2003, and community support for expanded application and further development of these technologies appears warranted. Application in coastal observing systems, including freshwater as well as estuarine and marine environments, was a focus of the present workshop. This included discussion of possible refinements for sustained deployments as part of integrated instrument packages and means to better promote broader use of nutrient sensors in observing system and management applications. The present workshop also made a number of specific recommendations concerning plans for a demonstration of in situ nutrient sensor technologies that ACT will be conducting in coordination with sensor manufacturers.[PDF contains 40 pages]

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Recent Developments in In Situ Nutrient Sensors: applications and future directions, Savannah, Georgia, December 11-13, 2006: workshop proceedings
Corporate Creator/Author: Alliance for Coastal Technologies
Series Name: ACT 06-08; UMCES CBL 07-048
Date: 2006
Publisher: Alliance for Coastal Technologies
Place of Publication: Solomons, MD
Projects: Alliance for Coastal Technologies, CBL/UMCES
Funders: NOAA
Event Type: Workshop
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Subjects: Engineering
Environment
Item ID: 3111
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 03:27
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:51
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3111

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