Stroud™ Water Research Center is overcoming the obstacles to large near-real-time data collection networks by using Arduino, an open source electronics platform. We are sharing our experiences building wireless sensor networks in an online community, so that anyone can replicate and implement their own versions of our instrumentation. To follow our progress and share your experiences, visit EnviroDIY.org.
In June 2006 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began operating a U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) site on the White Clay Creek watershed, just west of the Stroud Center. The goal of the USCRN is to monitor climate change far into the future using state-of-the-art instrumentation within a stable centrally-run network of monitoring stations.