Lake Erie buoys have a host of unique challenges to meet as they help researchers and managers acquire the data they need to protect an iconic lake.
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Ohio State University
A buoy and cellular data logger deployed near Lake Erie’s Gibraltar Island helps Ohio State University scientists study algae and bloom toxicity.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District maintains multiple water quality monitoring stations along rivers that flow into Lake Erie near Cleveland.
Buffalo State University
Researchers at Buffalo State University are studying water and weather at the deeper and less algae-prone eastern basin of Lake Erie near Dunkirk, New York.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Scientists have added four new platforms to the network of monitoring buoys that has taken shape since the Toledo crisis. Three of these were launched in the summer of 2015 near Maumee Bay and at other points off the shore of Michigan.
Conditions in the middle of a great lake are hard to predict. Wave actions can vary and weather can change in a flash. For those reasons, engineers with LimnoTech chose a NexSens CB-450 Data Buoy for the project.
U.S. Geological Survey
NexSens data buoys help protect Great Lakes tourism by making E. Coli forecasts possible, as well as setting an example for other monitoring projects.
LimnoTech worked with NexSens to design and deploy a monitoring platform near Toledo’s water intake after the water crisis of 2014.
Regional Science Consortium
A NexSens data buoy near Presque Isle State Park gathers Lake Erie data in real time helping visitors coming for recreation and fishing.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The Ohio DNR’s Division of Wildlife Sandusky Fish Research Unit is exploring whether walleye spawns are affected by lake currents.