Removing Barriers and Increasing Access to New Technologies to Improve USGS Earth Observation Capacity Through Partnerships
Next Generation Stream Gaging
Scientists can vastly improve their ability to monitor water availability and potential drought impacts by combining in-situ monitoring and two-way communications, providing more accurate and timely information on water supply variability.
Using Robots in the River: Biosurveillance at USGS streamgages
USGS researchers, funded in part by the USGS National Innovation Center, partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) to use a robotic sampler to collect water from a river one to two times per day for sampling for eDNA (DNA fragments that are shed by an organism into the environment).