LoVoTECS Network derives from Lotic Volunteer Network with the sensors recording temperature, electrical conductivity, and stage (TECS) is funded by the National Science Foundation through a cooperative agreement to the New Hampshire Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive research (EPSCoR) program. The network is coordinated by a group of researchers, staff and students at Plymouth State University and implemented by a broad group of partners, including educators, researchers, government agencies, non-profit organizations and citizen scientist. Our goal is to improve our understanding of New Hampshire’s water resources and help develop a technically advanced workforce by providing educational opportunities to interact with large data sets.
To accomplish this, we have built
The majority of the sensor installation took place in the field season of 2012; with some additional sites installed in 2013. The network has been designed to include all watershed sizes, shapes and attributes through 100 paired sites, geographically dispersed statewide in New Hampshire. As the network grows there is potential to cross state lines to include a more regional network.
LoVoTECS volunteers play a fundamental role in maintaining and downloading the sensors, without them the network simply wouldn’t be possible. LoVoTECS has approximately 42 active volunteers that host sensors in 68 independent river or stream systems.
For additional information contact:
- Ashley Hyde; firstname.lastname@example.org; (603) 960-4413
- LoVoTECS Data Site: now accepting data from LoVoTECS hosts
- LoVoTECS Blog: dedicated to updates, interesting findings and additional information about the LoVoTECS network
- March, 2014 LoVoTECS Newsletter