Researchers continue to perfect approaches to forecasting, assessing the impact, and preventing Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB).
Lake appreciation and engagement of the public is critical in establishing and maintaining healthy lakes, streams, and other aquatic systems.
Technology on the horizon will allow researchers to track harmful algal blooms and measure their toxicity in real time.
Although buoys collect and relay data largely on their own, they require a team to deploy. Covid slowed them down.
Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program has provided data on a dynamic ecosystem for 10 years. Now it’s adapting to new challenges.
Sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes has been a success. Is eradication possible?
For thirty five years, Great Lakes communities have been restoring polluted areas, learning and reaping the economic benefits.
The first ever measure of plastic pollution in Lake Ontario shows the whole Great Lakes system has a plastic problem.
Long term monitoring of lake levels and mercury levels in walleye and loons shows relationship between water and mercury levels.
Shackelton Point data includes records on various lake aspects that go back 50 years or more, making lake trends emerge more clearly to researchers.
Protecting, enhancing and restoring wetlands in the Great Lakes area, Ducks Unlimited has worked tirelessly to save thousands of vulnerable acres.
The new Marine Autonomy Research Site at the Great Lakes Research Center offers an Arctic Testbed close to home for trialing new tech.
The Great Lakes Observing System’s texting buoys are making all kinds of data available via text to anyone who wants it, democratizing data.
The Shedd Aquarium team in Chicago has put underwater ROVs to use in a wide variety of programming events, using technology to inspire conservation.
Meteotsunamis are big waves that have been historically mislabeled and poorly forecasted in the Great Lakes. Experts are learning more and predictive tools are in sight.
A remedial action plan for the Bay of Quinte has citizen scientists Tweeting data about the location of osprey nests to protect the species and ecosystem.
Researchers have begun to unpack the sources and levels of mercury pollution in the Great Lakes—as well as determine what can be done about it.
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.
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.