Marine Monitoring: Eyes Over Puget Sound Feb. 6
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Eyes Over Puget Sound
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Location: Olympia City Hall – Council Chambers
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
- 7:00 – 8:00 Presentationabout the marine monitoring program
- 8:00 – 8:30 Questions and opportunities to view the equipment
Check it out! Over 300 photos from January 15, 2013 flight: ftp://www.ecy.wa.gov/eap/Flight_Blog/latest_pictures/
What is marine monitoring?
Four times per month, scientists from the Department of Ecology’s Marine Monitoring Unit take to the sky in a float plane to take aerial photographs and collect water samples from 37 stations throughout Puget Sound and the coast. One of these flights becomes “Eyes Over Puget Sound” (EOPS) and theresults of the flight, satellite images and en route ferry data are posted to the web within two days of observation.
This year-round data has been collected since 1989, but it wasn’t until EOPS launched in 2010 that the public could easily see the photos and data and see what is presently going on in our waters. This popular web site is now getting over 72,000 hits per month.
Eyes Over Puget Sound Home Page: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/mar_wat/surface.html
On the website, you will find that EOPS gives news on current surface conditions of Puget Sound, including:
- A condition summary,
- Personal flight observations,
- High resolution aerial photographs of water conditions from Seattle to Olympia,
- En route ferry data from Seattle to Victoria BC,
- Satellite images, and
- Mooring data from five stations.
- Join the free email listserv and automatically receive monthly updates: http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-EYES-OVER-PUGET-SOUND