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A New Automatic Monitoring Network of Surface Waters in Greece: Preliminary Data Quality Checks and Visualization

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, 19013 Anavissos Attikis, Greece
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Hydrology 2021, 8(1), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology8010033
Received: 31 December 2020 / Revised: 6 February 2021 / Accepted: 18 February 2021 / Published: 20 February 2021
The monitoring of surface waters is of fundamental importance for their preservation under good quantitative and qualitative conditions, as it can facilitate the understanding of the actual status of water and indicate suitable management actions. Taking advantage of the experience gained from the coordination of the national water monitoring program in Greece and the available funding from two ongoing infrastructure projects, the Institute of Inland Waters of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research has developed the first homogeneous real-time network of automatic water monitoring across many Greek rivers. In this paper, its installation and maintenance procedures are presented with emphasis on the data quality checks, based on values range and variability tests, before their online publication and dissemination to end-users. Preliminary analyses revealed that the water pH and dissolved oxygen (DO) sensors and produced data need increased maintenance and quality checks respectively, compared to the more reliably recorded water stage, temperature (T) and electrical conductivity (EC). Moreover, the data dissemination platform and selected data visualization options are demonstrated and the need for both this platform and the monitoring network to be maintained and potentially expanded after the termination of the funding projects is highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: automatic monitoring; data quality control; data publication; real-time data; surface waters; telemetric stations; water quality automatic monitoring; data quality control; data publication; real-time data; surface waters; telemetric stations; water quality
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Panagopoulos, Y.; Konstantinidou, A.; Lazogiannis, K.; Papadopoulos, A.; Dimitriou, E. A New Automatic Monitoring Network of Surface Waters in Greece: Preliminary Data Quality Checks and Visualization. Hydrology 2021, 8, 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology8010033

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Panagopoulos Y, Konstantinidou A, Lazogiannis K, Papadopoulos A, Dimitriou E. A New Automatic Monitoring Network of Surface Waters in Greece: Preliminary Data Quality Checks and Visualization. Hydrology. 2021; 8(1):33. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology8010033

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Panagopoulos, Yiannis, Anna Konstantinidou, Konstantinos Lazogiannis, Anastasios Papadopoulos, and Elias Dimitriou. 2021. "A New Automatic Monitoring Network of Surface Waters in Greece: Preliminary Data Quality Checks and Visualization" Hydrology 8, no. 1: 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology8010033

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