Port Observing Shore Station Element (POSSE) is a real-time monitoring station in the Port of Los Angeles Fish Harbor to support research and education at local southern California schools, colleges, and universities. The POSSE monitors water quality and climate patterns in the Port of Los Angeles and provide time series data valuable to understanding water quality and climate trends in the future.
A DATABANK FOR THE FUTURE
The POSSE was generously funded by the Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program. The POSSE directly benefits the Harbor Department/Tidelands Public trust by providing real-time water quality and climate data in the Port of Los Angeles for marine-related scientific studies at all education levels. Integrating several data sets combined with outreach will sustain and advance an end-to-end, regional coastal ocean observing system aligned to highlight the environmental conditions of the Port of Los Angeles. These elements will provide foundational observing, data capabilities to serve as a resource for preserving and predicting to support preparedness to changing environmental conditions, thus enabling resiliency of the Port of Los Angeles. This growing databank provides the community with the first opportunity to analyze changes over time in our coastal habitat.
Additionally, through involvement with the SCMI POSSE, program participants will achieve applicable career skills in marine sciences, technology, and coastal management. Armed with this skillset participants will be on a path towards caretaking our marine environment’s future.
REAL-TIME DATA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The program installed a fixed monitoring station at SCMI’s marine lab and dock in the Port of Los Angeles Fish Harbor. This station streams automated real-time water quality and climate data.
Our Port Observing Shore Station Element (POSSE) is equipped with a team of sensors, both above and below the surface. Above, this suite of sensors collects climate data measuring air temperature, relative humidity, wind direction, wind speed. Below, our sensors collect water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH.
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