Tag Archives: Great Lakes

Sail Drones Collect Data for Great Lakes

Saildrone Explorers

Two uncrewed surface vehicles recently began a 45-day sailing mission through Lakes Michigan and Huron as part of a scientific study. The U.S. Geological Survey and Saildrone, Inc. launched the vehicles from Macatawa, Michigan, on July 28. These ocean drones, called Saildrone Explorers, began collecting fishery data on Lake Michigan starting August 5, sailing north into Lake Huron through September.

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Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2021

Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2021 will be another all-virtual event. The upcoming conference will focus on the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in sustaining a healthy ocean, coast and Great Lakes. You can take a look at the detailed conference description and themes here. Those interested in sponsoring the policy conference in 2021 may email: carol@marinesanctuary.org.

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Standup Paddleboard Expedition for Great Lakes Research

SUP for Great Lakes research

This June, Joe Lorenz, Kwin Morris and Jeff Guy plan to paddleboard across Lake Erie, traversing international waters and rough waves and dodging toxic algae blooms, all in an effort to raise awareness of Great Lakes environmental issues. Their goal is to fundraise $10,000 for the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research. They’ll begin their adventure at Belle Isle State Park, home of the Dawson Great Lakes Museum, and

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