The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP)is a multiplatform research project located in the Copano Bay area. The purposes of the SWMP stations are to gain information on climactic and hydrological patterns in the Mission-Aransas Estuary.
Under the water, the stations are measuring:
In the air, the stations are measuring:
Scientists also take nutrient samples from this spot on a monthly basis for:
The goal of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve is to work with partners to enhance coastal decision making through research, education, and stewardship.
We're on the web at: http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/manerr