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Welcome to the New RECON Website

Published: Dec 19 2016

Welcome to the new RECON website! The River, Estuary and Coastal Observing Network (RECON), is the only source of Real-time data about the condition of waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The network was established to provide scientific validation of the estuary's changing conditions and to b...

Algae Blooms, Our Estuary, and RECON

Published: Aug 01 2016

On Friday, July 29, at 2 pm, SCCF hosted a presentation to discuss SCCF's RECON and Florida Atlantic University's IRLON, which both provide real-time monitoring of water quality conditions. In the past, samples were collected manually and analyzed in a lab. It was virtually impossible to capture events as they were happening. SCCF's RECON, the River, Estuary, and Ocean Observing Network  and IRLON, the Indian River Lagoon Observatory Network of Environmental Sensors, provide real-time da...

SCCF Among 10 Gulf of Mexico Marine Laboratories to Receive NOAA GCOOS Grant

Published: Jun 24 2016

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA) has been awarded $1.8 million a year for the next five years to support data collection and distribution in the Gulf of Mexico.</...

Environmental Monitor Article: Q&A Sanibel Captiva buoy minders on new data for boaters and red tides

Published: Jan 28 2015

The Environmental Monitor is a journal covering products, projects and trends in the environmental monitoring industry. Published by Fondriest Environmental, the print and online versions of the Environmental Monitor aim to help professionals stay informed about developments in their industry. In this&nbsp;article SCCF Marine L...

Environmental Monitor Article: Florida estuary water too fresh for seagrass after historic rains

Published: Sep 25 2013

The Environmental Monitor is a journal covering products, projects and trends in the environmental monitoring industry. Published by Fondriest Environmental, the print and online versions of the Environmental Monitor aim to help professionals stay informed about developments in their industry. This article on RECON discuses how rec...

GCOOS Member Highlight: Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Published: Jul 24 2013

GCOOS Highlights RECON The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) provides timely information about the environment of the United States portion of the Gulf of Mexico and its estuaries for use by decision-makers, including researchers, government manage...

Environmental Monitor Article: Running RECON with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Published: May 31 2013

The Environmental Monitor is a journal covering products, projects and trends in the environmental monitoring industry. Published by Fondriest Environmental, the print and online versions of the Environmental Monitor aim to help professionals stay informed about developments in their industry. This article discuses some of the...

RECON Adds Meteorological Sensors to Network

Published: Sep 01 2011

Thanks to a grant from the&nbsp;West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND)&nbsp;we will be adding meteorological sensors to three of the RECON sites, starting in late 2011. Once installed these sensors will be the first meteorological sensors in the count...

Record Low Temperatures

Published: Jan 15 2010

Record low air temperatures during the first part of January 2010 have caused the water temperature to drop the coldest temperatures observed since RECON's establishment in July 2007. &nbsp;Click Here For Details...