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RAMP Meeting - July 12, 2017

Hello SW FL RAMP Affiliates,

The next quarterly meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 12th at 10am at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, FL.  Plan for a surface water split (from EPCHC), a groundwater split (from SWFWMD), and a field meter & PAR meter comparison.

Attached are the Draft Meeting Minutes from the April meeting; previous meeting minutes and split sample result summaries can be found on the TBEP Tech site: https://www.tbeptech.org/committees/swfl-ramp

Please submit your split sample data results to Dr. Dave Karlen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) using the templates provided on the TBEP Tech Site: https://www.tbeptech.org/data/gis-data/209-swflramp-template-files

The agenda will be forthcoming – have a great week,

Natasha Dickrell, B.S., M.E.L.P.
Environmental Scientist II

Volunteer and Internship Site Coordinator
Pinellas County Environmental Management Division
22211 US 19, Bldg 10

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone (727) 464-4019
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RAMP Meeting - April 12, 2017

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
10:00am – Noon

Colonial Oaks Park
5300 Colonial Oaks Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34232

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.
  3. Minutes from last meeting Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.
  4. Inter-laboratory Results David Karlen.
  5. Old Business.
  6. New Business.
  7. Dave DeWitt (SWFWMD): Florida’s Groundwater.
  8. Next Meeting:
    a) Location and date.
    b) Agenda items.
  9. Sample Exchange with both Surface Water and Groundwater.
Attachments:
FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (RAMP_Meeting Minutes_041217.docx)RAMP_Meeting Minutes_041217.docx 21 kB
Download this file (RAMP_Agenda_041217.docx)RAMP_Agenda_041217.docx 18 kB

RAMP Meeting - January 11, 2017

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
10:00am – Noon

Bee Ridge Park
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions (Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell)
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda (Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell)
  3. Minutes from last meeting (Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell)
  4. Inter-laboratory Results (David Karlen)
  5. Old Business
    a) Postponed: Groundwater monitoring presentation for April meeting (Dave DeWitt, SWFWMD)
    b) RAMP email survey followups (intermediary devices, Crypto/Giardia analysis, Seal Analytical digestion block, instream flow methods)
    c) Do we want to arrange a tour of the Sarasota Audubon Nature Center?
    d) Postponed: Laboratory MDL assessment & selection presentation (Kathleen Roach, Pinellas County)
    e) Any update on the microbial source tracking options for laboratories?
  6. New Business
    a) Saline bacteria standards (Natasha Dickrell)
  7. Presenting - Saving Trees and Time: Reducing Paper by Using Document Imaging with Labworks Rick Armstrong
  8. Next Meeting:
    a) Location and date
    b) Agenda items
  9. Sample Exchange with Surface Water, Groundwater, and Field Meters:
    a) Request TSS be analyzed with 1000mL filtered volume for special study;
    b) Request for more labs to participate in bacteria parameter comparison if possible.

RAMP Meeting - October 12, 2016

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
10:00am – Noon

Bee Ridge Park
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

AGENDA – Study 81

1) Welcome and Introductions Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.

2) Additions or deletions to the agenda Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.

3) Minutes from last meeting Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.

4) Inter-laboratory Results David Karlen.

5) Old Business

a) Discuss opportunities/value in performing TSS standard splits beyond traditional PT testing – can we find an entity or vendor(s) to donate known standard(s)?
b) Kelli Dixon request to lead discussion on analysis costs and benefits
c) Cyanobacteria detection based on water quality analyte concentrations measured in the lab (Topic from SCCF) – Judy Ott to provide contact information
d) Electronic field collection presentation by Lee County staff – Rick Armstrong to provide contact information
e) Rick Armstrong: Brief discussion of ‘The Paperless Lab’ for potential presentation

6) New Business

7) Presentation: Dave DeWitt (SWFWMD) and groundwater.

8) Next Meeting:

a) Location and date
b) Agenda items

9) Sample Exchange with both Surface Water and Groundwater

 

SWF RAMP Mission:
To foster cooperative participation of regional monitoring program staff to improve comparability of surface water sample collection, in situ field measurements, and laboratory methods used by surface water quality monitoring programs in Southwest Florida marine and freshwater systems.

RAMP Meeting - July 13, 2016

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program
Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
10:00am – Noon

Mote Marine Lab
Buchanan Room, 3rd Floor
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236

AGENDA

1) Welcome and Introductions Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell

2) Additions or deletions to the agenda Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell

3) Minutes from last meeting Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell

  • Visit http://www.tbeptech.org/committees/swfl-ramp to access the April meeting minutes & other materials.

4) Inter-laboratory Results David Karlen

5) Old Business

a) NWQMC Conference Report
b) Revisit analysis submittal and statistical reporting timeframes to support internal investigation within hold times
c) Revisit field meter comparison schedule (Currently compare 2x/year)
d) POSTPONED: Kelli Dixon request to lead discussion on analysis costs and benefits

6) New Business

a) Long-term statistical comparisons Joe Barron

7) Next Meeting:

a) Location and date
b) Agenda items

8) Sample Exchange with both Surface Water and Groundwater – Study 80

9) Field Meter & PAR comparison

a) Colin Kirk will be available to participate/demonstrate/ discuss Eureka monitoring products during sample exchange.

SWF RAMP Mission: To foster cooperative participation of regional monitoring program staff to improve comparability of surface water sample collection, in situ field measurements, and laboratory methods used by surface water quality monitoring programs in Southwest Florida marine and freshwater systems.

Attachments:
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Download this file (RAMP 80 Split Sample Comparisons.pdf)RAMP 80 Split Sample Comparisons.pdf 183 kB
Download this file (RAMP_MeetingMinutes_071316.docx)RAMP_MeetingMinutes_071316.docx 24 kB
Download this file (RAMP_Agenda_071316.docx)RAMP_Agenda_071316.docx 20 kB

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