Water Quality Monitoring Work Group


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Facilitate improved collection, coordination, management, and interpretation of water quality data for the Long Island Sound Study. This will encompass both open and near-shore water quality data needs.


  • Improve and coordinate data management.
  • Improve UCONN’s LISICOS Telemetry.
  • Track the construction of a new research vessel to replace the R/V Dempsey.


  • Develop and implement a water quality monitoring strategy for nitrogen in the upper basic states (MA, VT, NH).
  • Use models and/or studies to estimate contaminant and nutrient load to embayment’s and evaluate the effectiveness of remedial actions.
  • Maintain and enhance the management utility of water quality monitoring of watershed nutrient loads and ecosystem responses to Long Island Sound and its embayment’s.
  • Coordinate and leverage community water quality monitoring programs, enhancing the utility and application of data.

Work Group Chair

LISS Chair

James Ammerman, PhD, NEIWPCC, Long Island Sound Study
[email protected]

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