Lake Erie Central Basin: Moored Instrumentation, Remote Sensing, and Shipboard Sampling to Link Hypoxia and Winter Production

In order to complement central Lake Erie monitoring efforts funded under Additional Winter Ecosystem Monitoring 2023-1136 and Observing System Deployment in Lake Erie for Winter Productivity Monitoring 2023-1130, higher resolution observations will be obtained using buoyancy gliders. Through a partnership with the USCG, NOAA will deploy and retrieve gliders during the winter shoulder seasons with the goal of operations throughout the winter. Buoyancy glider operations will inform more routine central Lake Erie monitoring efforts by providing much higher spatial and temporal observations of water quality, fish and zooplankton.

FY2024: $225,000

FY2023: $225,000