New website University of Washington water monitoring partnership

July 22, 2020

The CBT collaborates with the University of Washington-Tacoma to conduct ongoing water-quality research on the physical, chemical and biological oceanographic conditions in the fjords of Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds. Launched in 2000, this water sampling project is one of CBT's oldest research partnerships.

In the spring of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Washington (UWT) Estuarine Field Studies class was replaced by an Oceanographic Data Analysis course. So students, instead of going out on boats weekly and collecting data in Puget Sound, embarked on a different (online) adventure as a research team and explored the oceanographic conditions in Clayoquot Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) British Columbia, Canada in 2014. The data was collected by UWT faculty and students from 8-12 September aboard the R/V Barnes

Using the 2014 data, the 2020 students created a website that focuses on reporting and analyzing the results of the sampling, but also includes a thorough overview of human history, environmental conditions, and much more well-organized information! Check out the website