OpenWater - A citizen science monitoring platform

OpenWater - A citizen science monitoring platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: WC-133R-17-CN-0076
Agency Tracking Number: 17-1-022
Amount: $119,993.83
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2017
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.3.3
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2017-1
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755-3116
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Kynor
 (603) 643-3800
 dbk@creare.com
Business Contact
 David Kynor
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: dbk@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Ensuring the health of coastal marine ecosystems has emerged as one of the primary environmental concerns of this century. Frequent monitoring of water quality is required to establish baseline levels, allow identification of anomalies, and enable early detection of problems. Citizen science programs have been shown to be a highly effective method of monitoring water quality. Creare proposes to develop an open source water monitoring system that is both easy to use and inexpensive. In addition, our system incorporates a cloud-based data repository and a number of features that are designed to help ensure the integrity of the collected data. During Phase I we will develop and demonstrate a prototype version of the system to citizen scientists. During Phase II, we will deploy the system and support its use in a citizen-based water quality monitoring project. Hardware and software developed during the project will be placed in the public domain.

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