An unusually rainy and cold year changed the phytoplankton makeup of one Michigan lake. Climate change makes similar changes more likely in the future.
Scientists continue finding clever ways to use data collected by Lake Erie’s Nearshore buoy at Presque Isle.
An underwater buoy designed to work even while locked in ice monitors physical conditions in Wilson Lake, Maine.
Florida International University is deploying a data buoy to monitor for red tide, and educating citizen scientists on sea level rise.
Murray State’s Hancock Biological Station, a Center of Excellence in Kentucky, uses environmental monitoring to elucidate the inner workings of its large reservoir system
The CREWS Buoy System got a new upgrade this summer, with a smaller footprint and newer technologies, to aid in its goals.
Sebago Lake is now being monitored in real time from May through October, to help maintain the health and clarity of the lake.
Ohio State’s Stone Lab researchers make headway in understanding Microcystis toxin production and predicting toxicity of HAB events in the Lake Erie region.
The Great Lakes Observing System’s texting buoys are making all kinds of data available via text to anyone who wants it, democratizing data.
Experts call Muskegon Lake a “model Great Lakes estuary.” Two new studies detail its patterns of hypoxia and the ecological effects with unprecedented clarity.
BOB and MARI are a buoy and marine mooring system equipped with sensors for monitoring CO2 and other measures of acidification in the San Francisco Bay.
A record-setting wave in Lake Superior highlights the value of data buoys in informing the public while inviting speculation about the size of the waves that don’t get measured.
Superior Watershed Partnership deployed a new buoy in a remote area near Stannard Rock to provide Lake Superior weather data to locals and researchers.
Enhanced water quality monitoring in Utah Lake shows three types of cyanobacteria algae blooms inhabiting the lake simultaneously.
Scientists from Bowling Green State University use data buoys to study the Sandusky Bay to learn more about Lake Erie Planktothrix blooms and water quality.
We put together this infographic on data buoys for our Spring 2017 edition of the Environmental Monitor (PDF available online). Organizations across the globe use data buoy systems to observe and monitor atmospheric and oceanographic conditions in...
Researchers at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab gather algae measurements using a cellular data buoy with the goal of one day predicting bloom toxicity.
A lake data buoy recently launched on Lake Champlain by State University of New York scientists is aiding research, education and weather forecasting.
Data buoys and temperature strings help U. Saskatchewan and Nipissing University scientists study mixing’s role in Lake Nipissing algae blooms.
A new data buoy launched by the Regional Science Consortium in May 2016 is helping citizens near Lake Erie’s Pennsylvania waters keep safe, according to GoErie.com. The buoy joins several platforms, including another data buoy deployed nearshore,...