“You have a right to clean drinking water. As important, you have a right-to-know if your water is clean . . . before you drink it.” ~ Blue CoLab Director John Cronin
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Blue CoLab is a full-time program of training, research and development exploring real-time sensing and monitoring technologies for the protection of human and environmental health.
Choate Pond Observatory
March 21, 2023
Int’l Day of Forests!
10:00 AM EDT
About water data here
Solar Flux: 486 sfu
Wind: E 1.95 mph
Baro. Press: 1018.4
What Are Ada and Alan Telling Us?
Our Choate Pond stations are named for Ada Lovelace, 19th century mathematician and the first programmer, and Alan Turing, the computer scientist who broke the Nazi Enigma code, and was persecuted by Britain for being gay. Solar powered, their underwater sensors take 5 water quality measurements every 15 minutes. A data logger and wireless modem send the data to our server. Choate Pond drains to the Pocantico River, then to the Hudson and the Atlantic. More.
Latest From the Blue Blog. More here
What Everyone Deserves: Real-Time Water Data
The Flint, Michigan water crisis alerted the public to how little we know about our drinking water and how late we learn.
The Dark Waters of Parkersburg, WV: A Warning to Us All
Advanced warning systems about drinking water contamination could save millions of people from exposure to dangerous contaminants.
Congress: Guarantee the Right-to-Know Drinking Water
Technology-based alerts are commonplace in daily life: storm alerts; car collisions; even asteroid near-misses. But not for water.
Left to right, front row: Kenji Okura, Prof. Leanne Keeley, Leanna Machado, Lilah McCormack, Prof. John Cronin. Row 2: Noëlle Meij, Stephanie Sicilian, Vincent Ret, JD Cronin. Row 3: Andrew Iadevaia, Cece Porter, Sasha Breygina, Sasha Palmer, Sohaib Babar. Back row: Kyle Hanson, Justin Brandon, Max Yankowitz, Joseph Turner, Marcus Manning.
Our Team at Work
Blue CoLab team members do it all: build systems, deploy stations, manage data, develop web sites, build apps, create visualizations, sonify data, wade in mud, row boats and more, using our own labs, instruments, equipment and server. At our weekly scrums, project teams report to the full team and conduct problem solving together. Visitors are welcome, even encouraged!: Fridays, 12:15, Seidenberg Lounge, Goldstein Academic Center, Pleasantville campus. Join us!
Blue CoLab Blog
Click here to read posts, articles and projects by Blue CoLab students, faculty and staff. Updated weekly. If you are interested in contributing a post, contact Professor John Cronin: firstname.lastname@example.org