Monitoring in the Dubrovnik Neretva pilot area will be upgraded by deployment of autonomous sensors for temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen along the Neretva River estuary and part of the riverbed and by installation of automatic station with meteo (wind speed and direction, air temperature, air humidity, air pressure) and marine (sea level, sea temperature, salinity, pressure) sensors. An example of meteo-ocean station, planned for installation in Neretva River estuary is shown in Figure x. The upgraded observing system is designed mainly to study the dynamics of salt wedge intrusions.
Scientists and technicians from Laboratory of Physical Oceanography are collecting temperature, salinity and transparency data in Split Dalmatia and Dubrovnik Neretva pilot areas. Temperature and salinity are measured by multiparametric oceanographic sonde SBE25, while transparency is determined with Secchi disk. After the measurements transparency data are recorded in the ship log and together with CTD data are also stored in IOF database.