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RAMP Meeting - April 29, 2015

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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 (Natasha Dickrell)
  4. Interlaboratory Results (David Karlen)
  5. Old Business
    1. Groundwater Split Samples, PAR, Field Meters
  6. New Business
  7. Next Meeting:
    1. Location and date
    2. Agenda items
  8. 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:
File Description File size
Download this file (RAMP2014_04_Meeting Minutes.docx)RAMP_Agenda_042915.docx   15 kB

RAMP Meeting - January 14, 2015

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

 

Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

10:00am – noon

Sarasota County Government Operations Center

1001 Sarasota Center Blvd

Sarasota, FL 34240


AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions Natasha Dickrell
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda Natasha Dickrell
  3. Minutes from last meeting Natasha Dickrell   
  4. Interlaboratory Results (Study 73) Dave Karlen
  5. Old Business
      1. Appointing a new co-chair/Keith Kibbey’s last RAMP meeting
      2. True Color Wavelength Determination Discussion Natasha Dickrell (Pinellas County) 

    Pinellas County Lab is undergoing standard method color certification and has requested a fixed wavelength for reporting while County consultants are discussing the need for non-standard methods for CDOM requiring a scanning spectrophotometer to report a range of wavelengths for marine samples and would like to discuss these options with the RAMP group.

    Notes from previous Study 72 : True v. Apparent Color sample comparison of 4/16/14 turbid (~ 5 NTU) data and reran out of hold time on 7/15/14 presented by K. Dixon (Mote Marine Lab).

        1. Compared the optical density of 465 nm R2 = 0.9999) to 345 nm (R2 = 0.9997) in true color analysis.
        2. Compared raw, unfiltered samples to filtered samples to compare true color methods to apparent (visual) color methods with some interesting results:
          1. Results from unfiltered (raw) color at O.D. 465 nm were comparable to the apparent color (visual) results.
          2. Color analyzed at O.D. 345 nm showed the least amount of variability between unfiltered (raw) and filtered sample comparisons for spectrophotometer analysis.
          3. Results from filtered samples between O.D. 465 nm and O.D. 345 nm were more comparable compared to the same comparison with raw (unfiltered) samples.
        3. Highly suggests that RAMP analysis support separate comparability for each analysis based on either wavelength and/or method. 
  6. New Business
      1. Suggestion to perform a split comparison of a groundwater sample at an upcoming meeting Matt Jablonski (SWFWMD)
      2. Optional - The Florida Sea Grant webinar will be broadcast in the conference room following the RAMP meeting and split sample collection.  Feel free to attend if you are interested: 

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

    Planning for Sea Level Rise:  Legal Issues Facing Florida: Three of the state’s leading experts on the legal ramifications of sea level rise and climate change in Florida will provide identify potential challenges and appropriate local government responses. Florida Sea Grant Coastal Planning Specialist Thomas Ruppert will cover potential legal and financial liabilities related to permitting and infrastructure, and will discuss the benefits of notice provisions. Nova Environmental and Land Use Law Clinic Director Richard Grosso is focusing on the use of legal tools available through Florida planning authority to avoid liabilities. Erin L. Deady of Erin Deady, P.A. will share strategies currently being planned and implemented in South Florida communities to address some of these issues. The session will end with about 20 minutes for questions and answers.  

  7. Next Meeting:
    1. Location and date
    2. Agenda Items
  8. Sample Exchange (Study 74)

 

SWF RAMP Mission

To foster cooperative participation of regional monitoring program staffs 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:
File Description File size
Download this file (RAMP 71 Split Sample Comparison Graphs version 2.pdf)RAMP 74 Split Sample Comparisons Report.pdf   411 kB
Download this file (RAMP2014_04_Meeting Minutes.docx)RAMP2015_01_Meeting Minutes.docx   18 kB

RAMP Meeting - October 22, 2014

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

 

Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

10:00am – noon

Colonial Oaks Park

5300 Colonial Oaks Boulevard

Sarasota, FL 34232


AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions Natasha Dickrell
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda Natasha Dickrell
  3. Minutes from last meeting Natasha Dickrell
  4. Interlaboratory Results David Karlen
  5. Old Business
  6. New Business
  7. Next Meeting:
    1. location and date
    2. Agenda Items
  8. Sample Exchange; Please bring your Field Meters, NO PAR.

 

SWF RAMP Mission

To foster cooperative participation of regional monitoring program staffs 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:
File Description File size
Download this file (RAMP2014_04_Meeting Minutes.docx)RAMP2014_10_Meeting Minutes.docx   18 kB
Download this file (RAMP 71 Split Sample Comparison Graphs version 2.pdf)RAMP 73 Split Sample and Field Meter Comparisons Report.pdf   469 kB

RAMP Meeting - July 16, 2014

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

 

Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

10:00am – noon

Mote Marine Laboratory

Buchanan Conference room, 3rd floor of the main building

1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy

Sarasota, FL 34236


AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introductions Keith Kibbey or Natasha Dickrell
  • Additions or deletions to the agenda Keith Kibbey or Natasha Dickrell
  • Minutes from last meeting Natasha Dickrell
  • Interlaboratory Results David Karlen
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • FWC Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Monitoring Alina Corcoran
    • Interagency Voluntary Field Audit Options Catherine Wolden
  • Next Meeting:
    •  location and date
    • Agenda Items
  • Sample Exchange, with PAR.

Lunch Suggestion, The Old Salty Dog

SWF RAMP Mission

To foster cooperative participation of regional monitoring program staffs 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:
File Description File size
Download this file (RAMP2014_04_Meeting Minutes.docx)RAMP2014_07_Meeting Minutes.docx   20 kB

RAMP Meeting - April 16, 2014

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 10:00am – noon

Colonial Oaks Park, 5300 Colonial Oaks Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34232


AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions Keith Kibbey or Natasha Dickrell
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda Keith Kibbey or Natasha Dickrell
  3. Minutes from last meeting Natasha Dickrell
  4. Interlaboratory Results David Karlen
  5. Old Business
  6. New Business
  7. Next Meeting:
    1. Location and date
    2. Agenda Items
  8. Sample Exchange, NO Field Meters, NO PAR.

SWF RAMP Mission

To foster cooperative participation of regional monitoring program staffs 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:
File Description File size
Download this file (RAMP2014_04_Meeting Minutes.docx)RAMP2014_04_Meeting Minutes.docx   18 kB
Download this file (RAMP 71 Split Sample Comparison Graphs version 2.pdf)RAMP 71 Split Sample Comparison Graphs version 2.pdf   453 kB

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