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FIU SERC Water Quality Monitoring Network: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)

Sponsoring Organization:  Florida International University: Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Description:  The Water Quality Monitoring Project is a component of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Water Quality Protection Program established by EPA in 1995 to characterize status and trends in water quality of the Florida Keys. It is operated by Dr. Joseph N. Boyer of the Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199.

Web Site:  http://serc.fiu.edu/wqmnetwork/FKNMS-CD/index.htm

Duration:  01/01/1995 to present  (as of 03/16/2009)

Program Contact:  Dr. Joe Boyer

Program Contact Email:  boyerj@fiu.edu

Data Access Web URL:  http://serc.fiu.edu/wqmnetwork/FKNMS-CD/DataDL.htm

Data Access Information:  Data downloads available in uM, ppm or Metadata file formats. http://serc.fiu.edu/wqmnetwork/FKNMS-CD/DataDL.htm

Data Access Policy:  Data User Agreement Data from the SERC-FIU WQMN are freely available for academic, research, or professional purposes subject to the following user terms: 1. User shall notify designated SERC-FIU WQMN researchers when any future work based on or derived from this data is published. 2. User agrees not to redistribute original SERC-FIU WQMN data. 3. User will acknowledge the support of the SERC-FIU WQMN Program and Appropriate grant/contract numbers in any publications using these data with the following citation: ‘Data were provided by the SERC-FIU Water Quality Monitoring Network which is supported by SFWMD/SERC Cooperative Agreements #4600000352 as well as EPA Agreement #X994621-94-0.’ 4. User agrees to send 2 reprints of any publications resulting from the use of the data and documentation to the following address: Dr. Joseph N. Boyer, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE-148, Florida International University, Miami, FL 3319

Data Access Policy Web URL:  http://serc.fiu.edu/wqmnetwork/FKNMS-CD/DataDL.htm

Sampling Design:  Field parameters measured at each station include salinity (practical salinity scale), temperature (ºC), dissolved oxygen (DO, mg l-1), turbidity (NTU), relative fluorescence, and light attenuation (Kd, m-1). Water chemistry variables include the dissolved nutrients nitrate (NO3-), nitrite (NO2-), ammonium (NH4 +), dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN), and soluble reactive phosphate (SRP). Total unfiltered concentrations of nitrogen (TN), organic nitrogen (TON), organic carbon (TOC), phosphorus (TP), and silicate (SiO2) were also measured. The biological parameters included in the study were chlorophyll a (CHLA, μg l-1) and alkalinep hosphatase activity (APA, μM h-1).

Data Collection Area Name:  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Monitoring Stations:  no stations are currently registered in the database

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