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Fort Pierce, Florida

The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce specializes in marine biodiversity and ecosystem studies in the Indian River Lagoon, offshore waters of Florida's east central coast, and throughout coastal Florida.

An environmental monitoring system was installed in 2006 and consisted of datalogger, data management and Internet communication system, and a multiparameter water quality sensor.  The water quality sensor measures multiple properties of water simultaneously and is mounted in a stilling tube on the lab's research vessel dock in the Indian River Lagoon.  A weather station was installed and integrated into the EMS in 2009 and measures an extensive set of meteorological parameters.


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27° 27.360'N
 
80° 18.570'W