MYSound, a fabulous program administered by the University of Connecticut Department of Marine Sciences, provides comprehensive, real-time water quality, weather and wave data from Long Island Sound, its harbors and estuaries.
The objective of the MYSound Project is to provide monitoring data from Long Island Sound to a broad spectrum of users thereby enhancing the appreciation, knowledge and use of The Sound.
The approach consisted of establishing telemetering data buoys at several locations throughout The Sound. Currently there are six active stations, with two more stations in transition (check here for the latest station status report). The data are posted realtime to this site as provisional data, while longer term and historical data are available as ASCII files via FTP.
The sensor data available includes: water temperature, salinity (from conductivity), and dissolved oxygen as indicators of water quality. Due to the initial popularity of the weather station located in the eastern sound, MySound added weather sensors to the Central Sound and Western Sound buoys. The Central Sound buoy is also equipped with a wave monitor.
A Steering Committee was formed comprised of project partners and stakeholder representatives to aid in the development of the project. These partners continue to meet and advise the project. The current committee members are:
Public Lectures In Coastal Issues at UConn
The Coastal Perspectives Lectures Series is held annually each spring semester and is free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the University of Connecticut's new major in Coastal Studies and Connecticut Sea Grant. The lectures are held on alternate Tuesday evenings starting at 7:30 at the Avery Point campus.
1080 Shenecosett Road
Groton, CT 06340
Past lecture topics have included:
- Getting Involved! The Role of Volunteers in Environmental Monitoring and Stewardship
- Getting Science to Communities
- Billfish Sportfishing: Economics and Importance of Sportfishing in Fishery Management Plans
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management: What We Can Learn From Examples Abroad
- Wind, Water and WIsdom: The Use of Sail in Education
- Exploring the Inner Space of Bivalves
- The Wreck of the Portland: Its Sinking, Its Mystery, Its Discovery and Management