Age de Boer joins the BLM team in the role of Operations Manager

AgeOn the 1st of February 2016 the BLM team expanded with the addition of Age de Boer. In his role of Operations Manager he’ll play an important role in the further development of the BLM products and services. Age has a university degree in Applied Mathematics and more than 10 years of relevant expertise in developing services in the field of meteorology and in project management of multi-disciplinary teams. Age worked in the roles of scientific developer and as project manager at the Meteorological Service of New Zealand (MetService), and later as Manager Implementation Services at Connexion Systems in Australia.

Both Age’s specific subject matter expertise as well as his project management experience are relevant to the development and implementation of field instruments for surface water monitoring and for the delivery of forecasting services.

BlueLeg Monitor has joined The Water Alliance

BlueLeg Monitor b.v. has become a member of the Water Alliance. The Water Alliance is a unique partnership of public and private companies, governmental agencies and knowledge institutes involved in water technology in the Netherlands. By joining, BlueLeg Monitor aims to make new contacts and to pursue new project opportunities.

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WISP mission in Alberta, Canada proved successfull

During a successfull field trip in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada the WISP monitor has been demonstrated at the River Valley in Edmonton. Ron Zurawell, limnologist at the Water Policy Branch of the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, accompanied by two colleagues experiences the simplicity of the WISP while monitoring the river quality.

A field trip monitoring surface water quality for the River Valley in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A field trip monitoring surface water quality for the River Valley in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Waternet is using its first WISP in surface water monitoring

Waternet has started to learn how to use the WISP for surface water monitoring. At April 17th a field course has been organized to show both Waternet and Waterproef how easy it is to use the WISP. From now on the WISP will be used for several surface water monitoring programs within Waternet.

Kick off field meeting WISP use at Waternet

Kick off field meeting WISP use at Waternet

Interest for algae monitoring in Canada

January 23th the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development from Alberta, Canada, Diana McQueen visited the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden. The visit was organized in a joined initiative of Dutch Trade Commissioner Henk ten Wolde and the Water Alliance. One of the relevant items discussed was the launch of the WISP monitor for surface water monitoring and in particular near real time monitoring of chlorophyll and phycocyanin, indicators for (blue) algae. Algae blooms are hindering recreative activities in some of the lakes in Alberta, and therefore proper monitoring might contribute to proper mitigation and remediation actions.

The Canadian delegates indicated this technology might very promising for further use in Canada.