A group of researchers and scientists working out of Michigan State University have teamed up with the U.S. Geological Survey to develop an exceptionally innovative and high-tech beach buoy that is designed to make it easier than ever to carry out precise and accurate sampling of water, with the aim of obtaining real-time details and data about bacteria content in beach water.
These beach buoys are equipped with special sensors that can monitor things like temperature, water clarity and bacterial content, before conveying the data to a server via an embedded modem. The data is then processed and then transmitted to beach and parks officials, who can then decide if beaches might need to be restricted due to contamination.
Ultimately, these beach buoys will help reduce the risk of water contamination, helping save lives.
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