Beaches, Boating, Paddle Sports and SailingDetroitFeature DetroitFeature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsForests and PlantsGroundwater ContaminationLatest NewsMichiganNewsOntarioResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
Across the Great Lakes region, citizen – or community – scientists of all ages are collaborating with researchers and influencing policy, one project at a time.
Climate ChangeCollaborationLake ErieLake HuronLake MichiganLake OntarioLake SuperiorLatest NewsMichiganResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, Research-
The research team is developing a first-of-its kind citizen science program to equip and train volunteers to pilot drones and use other geospatial technologies to better monitor and understand coastal change and vulnerabilities.
Drinking WaterFeature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsForests and PlantsIllinoisIndianaInvasive SpeciesLatest NewsMichiganMinnesotaNew YorkNewsOhioOntarioPennsylvaniaRecreation and TourismResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWisconsin-
For some, getting to contribute to scientific research might sound like a far-fetched possibility, but there are actually dozens of opportunities for people to try their hand at amateur science.
Feature HomepageLatest NewsNewsOntarioResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchSharon OosthoekWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
Results from previous research have offered conflicting evidence about the particles’ impact on aquatic creatures.
Algae BloomsAPClimate ChangeFeature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsLatest NewsNewsResearch, Data and TechnologyWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
The study’s authors said declining oxygen could lead to increased fish kills, algal blooms and methane emissions.
CollaborationGreat Lakes EchoLatest NewsNewsResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, Research-
A type of algae that a recent study found collects microfibers brings up questions about microplastic pollution impacts and how it could affect human health.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation PartnershipCollaborationDrinking WaterFeature HomepageLatest NewsMichiganMinnesotaNewsResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
Watershed cleanups are popular ways of dealing with local plastic pollution, but once large plastic trash disintegrates into microplastics, they’re nearly impossible to pick up.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation PartnershipCollaborationDrinking WaterFeature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsLake OntarioLatest NewsNewsOntarioResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchSharon OosthoekTorontoWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
Microplastics act like a chemical sponge, soaking up contaminants such as persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals. Those chemicals, in turn, appear to be causing deformities in larval fish.
Climate ChangeCollaborationFeature HomepageGreat Lakes EchoLake MichiganLatest NewsNewsResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, Research-
Researchers are trying to figure out if climate change will increase the number of meteotsunamis in the summer.
APFeature HomepageFish, Birds and AnimalsHabitat RestorationMichiganNew YorkNewsResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration Efforts-
Central Michigan University will receive $10 million to monitor approximately 1,000 wetlands over the next five years.