Dr. Eric Compas to present “Testing the Waters” keynote in April

Dr. Eric Compas, Professor of Geography and Director of UW-Whitewater’s GIS Center, will give a keynote presentation at the Chemical Monitoring Station of the Future symposium in April.

Compas will discuss his “Testing the Waters” project at the virtual event, which is scheduled for April 13-15 in Koblenz, Germany.

Along with his work at UW-Whitewater, Compas is the board president of the Rock River Coalition, a regional water quality NGO that coordinates citizen science within the Rock River Basin.

His research interests include using GIS and unmanned drones for environmental monitoring, private and public protected area management, and improving visualization systems to enhance the public’s understanding of science.

His keynote – “Testing the waters: Real-time mapping of water chemistry on the Rock River” – will take place April 15.

The symposium will offer an exchange platform on a number of topics, including Inline/online/atline techniques in surface water monitoring; close to real-time data verification, evaluation and provision; and In-situ monitoring and observation interfaces. Other topics include:

  • Non-stationary, autonomous monitoring
  • Automatization of sampling, enrichment and preservation
  • Bridging the gap from the lab to monitoring stations
  • Tracer-, speciation- and fate-modeling
  • Close to real-time mass spectrometry based on multi parameter analyses

Full details on the conference are available online.