Each summer, I participate in the World Ocean Sampling Day (OSD). OSD is a citizen science project established in 2014 by Micro B3 in Europe. Microbe B3 stands for “Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology,“ which defines the organization’s main focus. For my contribution to their global efforts, I conduct an annual water quality assessment of the Rachel Carson Estuarine Research Reserve by testing seawater samples from four locations around the Reserve. My results are shown below the RCERR Sampling Site Map.

RCERR Sampling Sites
RCERR Ocean Day Sampling Sites

Ocean Sampling Data – June 21, 2018

Ocean Sampling Data 2018

Ocean Sampling Data – June 21, 2017

Ocean Sampling Data 2017

Ocean Sampling Data – June 20, 2016

Ocean Sampling Data 2016

Ocean Sampling Data – June 21, 2015

Ocean Sampling Data 2015

Ocean Sampling Data – June 21, 2014

Ocean Sampling Data 2014

Other worldwide sampling sites that participated in Ocean Sampling Day are shown on the map (below).

World OSD Map
World Ocean Sampling Map

You can learn more about Microbe B3 and The World Ocean Sampling Day here: