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. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Southwest Florida Shelf are sampled quarterly.
Surface and bottom temperature (deg. C), salinity, dissolved oxygen (mg/L), nitrate (mg/L), nitrite (mg/L), ammonium (mg/L), total nitrogen (mg/L), total organic nitrogen (mg/L), total phosphorus (mg/L), soluble reactive phosphorus (mg/L), total organic carbon (mg/L), total silicate (mg/L), chlorophyll a (ppb), alkaline phosphatase activity (uM/hr), turbidity (NTU), pH, light attenuation (Kd), depth
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:
grab samples, LiCOR LI-1400 datalogger, CTD
Data Location
Data Format
Excel spreadsheets
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida International University (FIU); Southeastern Environmental Research Program. (2008). SERC Water Quality Monitoring Network. Updated 06/30/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Henry Briceno

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Nutrients, Water Quality, Water Clarity 09/20/23 09:50 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 509.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay, Cape Romano-Ten Thousand Islands, Estero Bay, Florida Keys NMS, Pine Island Sound, Rookery Bay, Rookery Bay NERR


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 SouthFloridaEstuariesWQ_ppm.xlsx 09/27/18 02:32 PM View Details
Logo SERC.png 09/27/18 02:32 PM View Details
Protocols 09/27/18 02:32 PM View Details