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Fall 2017 eNewsletter

Fall 2017 eNewsletter

In this Issue: Director’s Letter; CIGLR Impacts; CIGLR Welcomes New Postdoctoral Fellow; Outreach Spotlight; Research Features: Quagga Mussels, Nutrients Linked to Lake Michigan Productivity Loss and 2017 Lake Huron Field Season. Sign up to receive CIGLR’s quarterly eNews and stay informed about Great Lakes research and events.

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Summer 2017 eNewsletter

Summer 2017 eNewsletter

In this Issue: CIGLR Impacts. Summer Announcements. Stakeholder Spotlight, Charter Captains Use NOAA Tool to Teach about Algae. Partner Research Features, Understanding Muskegon Lake – a Great Lakes Estuary under Stress. Partner Research Features, Tackling the HAB Problem in Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Recent News & Publications. Sign up to receive CIGLR’s quarterly eNews and stay informed about Great Lakes research and events.

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New Institute Bridges Disciplines & Institutions Across the Great Lakes

New Institute Bridges Disciplines & Institutions Across the Great Lakes

This week, CIGLR is featured in the International Joint Commission (IJC) newsletter, The Great Lakes Connection. The IJC is part of CIGLR’s regional consortium that consists of nine university partners, 25 university affiliates, five private-sector partners, and numerous NOAA-related programs and supporting initiatives, that span all five Great Lakes.

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Runaway Robot Found in Lake Erie (2/2)

Runaway Robot Found in Lake Erie (2/2)

Our first attempt to retrieve the harmful algae and toxin tracker – ESPNiagara – from Lake Erie was unsuccessful. Somehow the ESP had slipped from the cable and was left on the bottom of Lake Erie. But with the help of some extra equipment and underwater cameras our ESP was recovered! Thank you Paula Tutman and WDIV Local 4 Detroit for a great story and interviews!

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Great Lakes Underwater Mission (1/2)

Great Lakes Underwater Mission (1/2)

Scientists from CIGLR and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory use an ‘underwater robot’ called the ESPNiagara to monitor harmful algae and toxins in Lake Erie. Here, Paula Tutman from WDIV Local 4 Detroit follows us as we attempt to retrieve the ESP from Lake Erie for routine maintenance. However, we were left staring at an empty cable and no ESP…

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Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, scientists from CIGLR, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab & the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute successfully worked together to deploy the ESPniagara, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory that tracks levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake’s western basin.

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Tsunamis on the Great Lakes?

Tsunamis on the Great Lakes?

CIGLR’s Meteotsunami Summit was covered by WDIV Local 4 Detroit. Included are interviews by our partners at NOAA-GLERL, Eric Anderson, and the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute, David Schwab! Watch here.

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Spring 2017 eNewsletter

Spring 2017 eNewsletter

In this Issue: Director’s Letter from Dr. Brad Cardinale. CIGLR Impacts. Spring Announcements. Our New CIGLR employees. Great Lakes Summer Fellow Spotlight. Featured Research, Invasive Hitchhikers: Catching a Ride on Lake Currents. Featured Research, Ready, Set, Science! Summer Research on the Great Lakes. Recent Publications. Sign up to receive CIGLR’s quarterly eNews and stay informed about Great Lakes research and events.

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