Successful launch of “Testing the Waters” adventure!

Successful launch of “Testing the Waters” adventure!

The “Testing the Waters” event launched this morning from Mayville, Wisconsin. You can follow the crew’s progress moment-by-moment on the Live Dashboard at TestingWaters.org, a special website set up just for this event. Our crew of test paddlers will spend the next ten days on the river, traveling from Mayville to Beloit and conducting real-time water quality […]

Successful field test of real-time water quality array

Successful field test of real-time water quality array

Over the past few months two of Eric’s undergraduate research students, Michael Smith and Karl Brandstaetter, conducted the first successful field trials of Current Data’s real-time water quality array. The array includes probes for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, and electrical conductivity and is an attempt to bring an “internet of things,” or intelligent web-connected devices, to citizen science […]

No Brew for you!

An update on “The Brew” competition: When we applied to the Brew, it was represented as a $50,0000 grant from the state, but when we were offered a slot (YAY!!!!) we were told the competition had changed to become a loan (sigh). We don’t feel like it would be responsible to take on a $50,000 loan at […]

Moving on to Round 2!

Moving on to Round 2!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected to move on to the second round of interviews for “The Brew,” a competition for acceptance into a global seed accelerator for water technology startups led by The Water Council. Thanks to our team of advisors and to our family and friends for their help with our application!

Are you data-rich but information-poor?

Are you data-rich but information-poor?

Collecting data is one thing. Using it is another.  Ward et al. (1986) first described the “data-rich but information-poor” problem inherent in many water quality monitoring programs. This problem is still common: We all have data, but we don’t all have usable information about that data. Lindenmayer and Likens (2010) posit that Effective monitoring programs typically include: Good questions. A […]

Something new

Something new

We’re proud to announce CURRENT, a new way for you to collect, analyze, and share water quality data. It’s a complete, turn-key system that takes you through every step of the data collection process: Sensor calibration Data collection from a boat or a fixed location Data upload and archival Instant data access Quality control (metadata) […]