Underwater Temperature Loggers: Considerations For Selection & Deployment

Researchers and resource managers working in the world’s rivers, lakes, and oceans often need to monitor water temperature over time. Most researchers today rely on electronic underwater temperature logging devices for their monitoring needs, rather than on human data collection. 

This report provides general information about monitoring water temperature, and serves as a guide to selecting underwater temperature loggers. It also identifies some of the challenges specific to particular field sites, and provides tips on deploying loggers in such environments.