Photo Credit: Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, Villanova University

March 25, 2019

Senior Environmental Scientist Anthony Aufdenkampe of LimnoTech’s Oakdale, Minnesota office will be presenting at the 11th National Monitoring Conference in Denver, Colorado on March 28 and 29. The biannual conference is the leading forum for communication and collaboration among the water monitoring community. The conference provides an opportunity to showcase new findings on the quality of the Nation’s waters as well as new innovations and cutting-edge tools in water-quality monitoring, assessment, and reporting. It is co-organized by EPA, USGS, the National Water Quality Monitoring Coucil (NWQMC), and the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS).

Anthony and co-presenter Beth Fisher of the University of Minnesota will be presenting two extended sessions. The first session titled “Introduction to Open-Source Environmental IoT Monitoring with Arduino Framework Data Loggers” will take place on Thursday, March 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Anthony and Beth will introduce the use of open-source Arduino-framework data loggers for environmental Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring. They will describe the history and evolution of successful open-source environmental data loggers, and will also provide case studies on how they developed and deployed water quality monitoring stations using the EnviroDIY community Mayfly data logger and EnviroDIY software libraries.

The second session will be a hands-on workshop titled “Programming IoT Monitoring Stations Built on the Arduino Framework With the EnviroDIY ModularSensor Library. The workshop will take place on Friday, March 29 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Anthony and Beth will introduce participants to the EnviroDIY ModularSensors library and its high-level functions that work identically for a wide variety of Arduino boards, radios and environmental sensors, including those that use SDI-12 or Modbus communication protocols. Following an open online LearnEnviroDIY tutorial, they will also guide participants through a number of hands-on exercises to program a monitoring station.

If you are attending the conference, stop by to see Anthony and Beth to talk to them about the new environmental monitoring technologies we can offer our clients. You can also contact Anthony at

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