Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Steering Committee Meeting Marathon 2/20/2013

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Steering Committee Meeting Marathon 2/20/2013. Water Quality Monitoring . Henry Briceño and Joseph N. Boyer Southeast Environmental Research Center Florida International University, Miami, FL. Monitoring Water Quality in FKNMS . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Florida Keys National Marine SanctuarySteering Committee MeetingMarathon 2/20/2013

Henry Briceo and Joseph N. BoyerSoutheast Environmental Research CenterFlorida International University, Miami, FLWater Quality Monitoring

Establish baseline information about FKNMS waters

Document events, both chronic and episodic

Assess trends or changes in WQ over time Explain causes in WQ changes (internal & external driver)

Provide relevant information for resource management decisions Document compliance practices (regulatory)

Educate public & stakeholders about water quality *Monitoring Water Quality in FKNMS

EPA developed Strategic Targets for the Water Quality Monitoring Projectmaintain the overall water quality of the near shore and coastal waters of the FKNMS according to 2005 baselineFor reef siteschlorophyll a should be 0.35 l-1vertical attenuation coefficient Kd 0.2 m-1For all monitoring sites in FKNMSdissolved inorganic nitrogen DIN 0.75 Mtotal phosphorus, TP 0.25 M

Trend AnalysisSimplest approachSlope of linear regression for each variable at each station POR 1995-2011Significance level set at p