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Summary of 2018 MOISST Workshop

Stevens recently sponsored the 2018 MOISST Workshop: From Soil Moisture Observations to Actionable Decisions, which was held June 4-7 in Lincoln, Nebraska. This workshop provided a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to come together in an interactive workshop format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations. This was the eighth consecutive… Read more

HydraProbe used in Mars Rover Challenge by Manipal University in India

UPDATE: The talented team of engineers ended up placing 7th overall out of 95 entries. Congratulations guys and gals! The original article continues below. The University Rover Challenge has been held every summer in Utah by the Mars Society. It’s a competition open to universities worldwide that encourages students to develop skills in robotics, improve the state-of-the-art… Read more

Introducing AVO

Avo is a complete monitoring station platform. It includes all hardware, software and services needed for data acquisition, cloud-based data storage, viewing and analysis. It makes any sensor data easily accessible and the station remotely configurable. Watch the two-minute video: https://youtu.be/ZwEVrE3fggg Read more

The Basics of Evapotranspiration

Evapotranspiration (ET) represents the loss of water from the Earth’s surface from the combination of direct evaporation and plant transpiration. ET is usually expressed as a rate such as inches per day. Knowledge of ET is important for irrigation scheduling but it is also an important factor for other land use applications such as septic… Read more

Meteorology Sensors Overview

Weather conditions are often an integral element in water resource and irrigation management applications. Weather parameters are frequently used in understanding and modelling environmental applications that are dependent on water resources. Stevens provides top quality and industry leading weather sensors that are easily deployed into an integrated environmental monitoring and control system. Here is an… Read more

Soil Sensors Overview

As a leader in soil monitoring instrumentation, Stevens offers portable and in-situ sensors to measure moisture,  EC (salinity), temperature and matric potential. Moisture, EC and Temperature – In-Situ Used in more water supply forecast and climatological networks than any other soil sensor. The most scientifically researched soil sensor available. RELIABLE: Continual, long-term data without calibration.… Read more

Water Quality Sensors Overview

Stevens offers a range of single parameter and multi-parameter water quality sensors to meet your unique monitoring needs. Shortcuts Ambient Light/PAR PAR stands for Photosynthetically Active Radiation, and is a specific type of ambient light. An ambient light sensor is also a PAR sensor. Ambient light measurement, in the context of water quality monitoring, is… Read more
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