World Wetlands Day
Protecting wetlands around the world is vital to help cope with climate change.
Did you know that wetlands…?
- Absorb and store carbon
- Peatlands cover 3% of earth’s surface, but store 30% of all carbon
- Seagrass absorbs carbon 35x faster than rain forests
- Mangroves store 50x more carbon than tropical forests
- Reduce floods
- Relieve droughts
- Reduce storm surges
- Protect coastlines
Unfortunately, the organization for World Wetlands Day found that 35% of the world’s wetlands have been lost since 1970.
Onset has been supporting environmental researchers, scientists, students, activists, and others to monitor and protect wetlands with our water quality products. Check out how data loggers helped monitor and protect these wetlands:
- Environmental consulting company in Minnesota monitoring six wetlands to assess hydrology-related impacts from a residential development
- Using water level loggers to assess salt marsh responses to sea level rise in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay
- Researchers in Texas using water level monitoring to prove that additional phosphorus will cause an ecological threshold response in Lake Waco Wetlands
If you are looking to use water quality and water level data loggers in your wetlands research, check out these free resources:
- Monitoring Wetlands with Data Loggers
- Choosing a Water Level Logger: 5 Things You Should Know
- Choosing a Conductivity Logger
- Underwater Temperature Loggers: Considerations for Selection & Deployment
HEY! Are you using HOBO data loggers to help study and protect wetlands? We’d love to hear from you and learn more about your awesome applications. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We could feature your cool wetland application in an upcoming blog post or application story and on our social media channels.