Hydromet Cloud is an evolved yet simple Secure Web-Based Data Hosting Solution – capable of retrieving data from remote field stations and delivering information to you anywhere in world. Find out more during our live webinar!
In addition to the measured values, images from your measuring site and its surroundings can provide valuable additional information that will help you operate and maintain the station. You can also use such a picture in the field of public relations, if you publish live pictures of different sites on you homepage.
In the current TechTip, you will learn how the solutions are set up with an IP data logger OTT netDL. An example download configuration will help you!
It’s no secret that pairing telemetry with groundwater sensors saves time and resources from having to manually collect readings in the field. However, groundwater telemetry networks can be limited by the availability of transmission coverage in the area of often remote wells.
OTT Hydromet and Sutron have combined capabilities to offer extremely flexible and comprehensive telemetry options for transmission of groundwater level and quality data via the OTT ecoLog series and by pairing OTT and Hydrolab sensors with the Sutron Well Cap.
Now, you can receive groundwater data via GPRS (like AT&T and T-Mobile), HSPA, and CDMA (like Verizon) cellular protocols as well as the iridium satellite for the most remote locations! Better yet, this data can now be viewed, managed, and analyzed via the SutronWIN data portal and mobile app!
The University of Albany, in partnership with the State of New York, are in the process of constructing the New York State Mesonet, a highly advanced network of weather systems designed to provide real-time weather data and warning systems to citizens of New York in the event of severe weather. The State of New York has had several extreme weather events in recent years, mainly Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and the Mesonet System will provide improved forecasting and warning systems for future weather events.
There are currently 125 weather stations in the Mesonet network across the state, and many have been equipped with the OTT Pluvio² Weighing Precipitation Gauge for extremely high accuracy precipitation measurement. Check out the video below for an overview of the NYS Mesonet and to see the OTT Pluvio² in action!
Identifying the best level logger for your groundwater monitoring application can be a complex task with many different technologies available that are best suited for a variety of different measurement goals.
The most critical information to gather as you start your selection search are the physical characteristics of your groundwater well and the approximate depth-to-water range.
While all groundwater loggers measure level, some have the capability to measure water quality parameters like conductivity, salinity, and total dissolved solids (TDS) as well. These parameters are useful in saltwater intrusion studies in aquifers or also to monitor the impact of man-made activities on groundwater supplies.
A final and important item to consider is the remote data communication (telemetry) element. Remote data communication from a groundwater logger can send updates hourly, daily, or weekly and can limit the number of required field visits to service the well. A variety of transmission technologies are available, though some (like GSM / GPRS) can be limited by the signal strength in your well area.
Click here to read the full OTT Hydromet Groundwater Sensor Selection guide, or see the review the image below for a list of groundwater logger considerations.
We are very pleased to announce that Sutron Corporation will be joining OTT Hydromet and Hach Environmental in 2015! The addition of Sutron to the group is expected to provide many benefits, including the addition of core technologies in satellite communications, advanced air quality instrumentation, and highly sophisticated meteorological software solutions.
Click here to read the full press release from OTT Hydromet.
The Colorado Water Watch is a state and privately funded program brought together by a team of engineers and scientists from the Center of Energy Water Sustainability, making it a neutral third party to measure the impact of natural gas drilling on the surrounding groundwater supplies.
The goal of the project is to gather groundwater monitoring data in real time, and analyze and report it in real or near-real time, depending on whether the data requires further evaluation. The project is designed to bridge the gap between fears about public health impacts caused by oil and natural gas development and the assumption that industry environmental and health practices are reliable.
Setting up any new data logger and connecting it to a sensor can be a daunting task for even experienced water measurement professionals, so we’ve created the OTT netDL Data logger setup and sensor connection video series! Below you’ll find step-by-step videos for setting up your data logger and connecting it to some of our popular sensors. For additional questions, please contact OTT Hydromet Technical Support.
Hydraulic fracturing or ‘Fracking’ has become more prevalent and controversial in the US in recent years. More than 90 percent of new natural gas wells in the US are completed using this method. While it is endorsed by some as a game-changer that promises an increase in the nation’s economy due to energy independence, job creation, and lower energy prices; others are calling for a temporary moratorium or a complete ban on fracking due to environmental concerns.