Project Merit: Water Data


Aquatic Informatics Inc. (Vancouver, BC), a water data management software company, for the successful adoption of its flagship AQUARIUS Time-Series platform by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). When the USGS decided to retire its legacy Automated Data Processing System (ADAPS) system, the agency chose AQUARIUS Time-Series for its 3,000 hydrologists, water quality specialists, and scientists to manage continuous environmental data for optimal consistency and reliability nationwide. The first of 50 states to migrate successfully migrate was Alabama. Using AQUARIUS Time-Series, the USGS is providing reliable, real-time information about surface and ground water, water quality, and meteorological conditions to citizens and local, state, tribal, and federal partners. The data is automatically corrected and flows from “gauge to page” (i.e., published on their NWIS portal) within one minute. Aquatic Informatics invested three years of R&D in a collaborative process with the USGS, to build its next generation platform. AQUARIUS Time-Series is now live on Amazon Virtual Private Cloud – the agency’s first large cloud deployment to take advantage of performance and cost improvements.