Current is a complete, turn-key data management system. It consists of four main parts: user-friendly sensor arrays; an app that uses a researcher’s mobile device to time-stamp, location-stamp, and upload sensor data; a server that houses client data and public data; and a suite of analysis and visualization tools that allow clients to create finished maps, charts, graphs, and animations.
The problem: expensive, inaccessible data.
We have seen firsthand all the time, effort, and money that goes into collecting water quality data. Different agencies have different testing systems and equipment, with some systems costing tens of thousands of dollars. Most of them use expensive proprietary systems to record data, and many of them involve inputting data by hand.
All too often that data disappears into a “black hole.” Countless data points stored in notebooks and hard drives are not easily accessible or understood. And as budget cuts force staffers and volunteers to do more with less, finding the time to extract and analyze this data has become even more difficult. The result is that data are not always used to their full potential.
Current is the solution.
1 – Collect your data
Our affordable sensor arrays help you easily collect reliable data. You can attach your array to a boat or use it by hand for continual readings over space and time. And our user-friendly app guides you through the entire process, from sensor calibration to data upload. Learn more >
2 – Analyze your data
Our interface makes it easy to view and analyze your data. Instantly view real-time and historical readings from your own sensor arrays, as well as shared data from other clients. We also offer an extensive repository of publicly available data from the USGS and other federal, state, and local agencies. Learn more >
3 – Share your data
We make it easy to create and share maps, graphs, charts, and animations. And we’re constantly developing new data visualization ideas. Get your data out of the “black hole” and use it to help decision-makers and educate the public. Learn more >