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Meet the scientist: Rick Colwell (Oregon State U.) and Laura Lapham (U. Maryland)

This video of our “Meet the Scientist” series highlights the DOE-funded research activities of Rick Colwell (Oregon State) and Laura Lapham (Univ. Maryland). Rick and Laura were at East River this past weekend (photo below), where they installed multiple “osmosamplers” within the watershed including within a 200-ft deep Mancos shale well and within the East River at our Pumphouse location. These samplers rely upon creation of an osmotic potential that induces continuous flow and enables autonomous sampling within locations made inaccessible due to location (deep boreholes) and weather (snow / ice). Learn more about their work and the technology in the video.