Program Info

The function of the SERC Water Quality Monitoring Network is to address regional water quality concerns that exist outside the boundaries of individual political entities. Funding for the Network has come from many different sources with individual programs being added as funding became available. Field sampling occurs over different time periods due to the nature of the funding. This Water Quality Monitoring Project is a component of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Water Quality Protection Program established by EPA in 1995 to characterize status and trends in water quality of the Florida Keys.
Surface and bottom dissolved oxygen (%, mg/L), temperature (deg. C), salinity (psu), relative fluorescence, light attenuation, nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, soluble reactive phosphorus, total nitrogen, total organic carbon, total phosphorous, turbidity (NTU), chlorophyll a (ug/L), pH
Data from the SERC-FIU WQMN are freely available for academic, research, or professional purposes subject to the following user terms: 1. User shall notify designated SERC-FIU WQMN researchers when any future work based on or derived from this data is published. 2. User agrees not to redistribute original SERC-FIU WQMN data. 3. User will acknowledge the support of the SERC-FIU WQMN Program and Appropriate grant/contract numbers in any publications using these data with the following citation: ‘Data were provided by the SERC-FIU Water Quality Monitoring Network which is supported by EPA Agreement #X7 00D02412-1 and NOAA Agreement #NA09NOS4260253.’ 4. User agrees to send 2 reprints of any publications resulting The use of the data and documentation to the following address:
field measurements, grab samples, CTD casts (n=150 site)
Data Location
Data Format
Excel spreadsheet
Southeast Environmental Research Center
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida International University (FIU). (2022). Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Monitoring Project. Updated 04/03/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Alternative Citation

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Dr. Henry Briceno

Research Professor


Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Nutrients, Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/11/24 01:57 PM Download File - Discrete WQ -
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Coupon Bight, Florida Keys NMS


Water Column - Nutrients
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data WINData_297.xlsx 03/30/21 01:14 PM View Details
Data WQFloridaKeys&Shelf (ppm) UPDATED 2019-07.xlsx 03/20/20 01:24 PM View Details
Data WQFloridaKeys&Shelf (ppm) UPDATED 2-9-2023.xlsx 04/01/24 02:38 PM View Details
Data WQFloridaKeys&Shelf (ppm) UPDATED 6-6-2020.xlsx 08/26/20 09:28 AM View Details
Data WQFloridaKeys&Shelf ppm UPDATED 7-14-2018.xlsx 09/28/18 11:37 AM View Details
Logo SERC.png 09/28/18 11:37 AM View Details
Protocols 2016FKNMS .pdf 09/28/18 11:37 AM View Details