July 17 Ocean Currents lecture: Need for real-time water quality measurements

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required
July 9, 2014

In the next installment of the Ocean Currents Lecture Series, Bill Ullman, professor of marine and geological sciences in the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will address the importance of having continuous, high-frequency data sets for monitoring estuarine water quality.

His talk, titled “Real-Time Water Quality Measurements on Delmarva,” will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 17,  in Room 104 of the Cannon Laboratory at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus, 700 Pilottown Road in Lewes.

The marine environment is complex, with many factors that influence the state and health of its systems. For example, water quality may change very quickly in response to the weather. Scientists keep track of these changes to help make accurate predictions of how weather and climate affect the ecology of these systems.

Ullman’s lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating; they can be made by contacting Marcia Pettay at or 302-645-4346. Light refreshments will be served.

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