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A wireless sensor network project for studying lake metabolism at NTL

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Spring 2005

- Barbara Benson (NTL), Dave Balsiger (NTL)

A wireless sensor network project for studying lake metabolism is underway as a collaboration between the North Temperate Lakes LTER (NTL LTER), the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute (TFRI), the Taiwan National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), and Academia Sinica (AS) in Taiwan. The project website may be found at http://lakemetabolism.org. A recent workshop funded by the Moore Foundation, “Building Capacity and Linking Infrastructure in the Lakes and Coral Reef Scientific Communities” created plans to expand the lake network and establish a coral reef network. The workshop was held March 7-9, 2005 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD and was attended by scientists and information technology specialists from 11 countries. A featured article in this issue of Databits relates some recent adventures in Taiwan of scientists working on the lake metabolism collaboration.