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Sonde Chichester Marina

Sonde Chichester Marina

CHASM has installed a sonde data logger on one of the wooden markers near Chichester Marina, to complement the data being gathered by the sonde and telemetry unit on West Pole outside Chichester Harbour.

The unit won’t be able to capture real time data because it is not linked to a telemetry unit, but it will log data for comparison with West Pole for 3 months over summer. The data gathered will enable us to monitor temperature, conductivity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll every 15 minutes. The site inside Chichester Harbour is a great location for detecting run off from land following rain and comparing what happens in an enclosed harbour area with the open coast data from West Pole. Summer was chosen because it is drier, so the effects of rainfall will be more noticeable.

Many thanks to the F Glenister Woodger Trust for funding the hire of the sonde data logger, to the Environment Agency National Data Monitoring Unit for keeping us on track, and to Chichester Harbour Conservancy for again doing the hard work of getting the unit installed!