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Real-time data and tools


See What's Happening

Take a tour of our ongoing research.

See examples of our maps and apps and learn about our research and programs.

Contact us

For more information on how to access our data, contact Rice Rivers Center Data Manager at

In keeping with our mission, we promote innovation in science with the use of technology and resources available at the VCU Rice Rivers Center.

Water and weather data 

Our tools includes monitoring stations which provide continuous water quality and weather data

Weather data is collected every 10 minutes using State Climatological Suite Sensors on a seven-meter tower located on a bluff overlooking the James River. The data informs everything from current boating and weather conditions to long-term climate trend analysis.

Water quality data is collected every 15 minutes using YSI multiparameter sonde, Vasalia Meteorological Sensor Suite, Photosynthetic Active Radation Sensor, YSI Pressure ventilated sonde located at our pier on the James River. Water quality information helps those looking for everything from current water conditions to data for long-term water trend analysis.

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