Nearshore: Completed projects

Land Cover Assessment Through the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP)

With GLRI support, updated land cover and historic change information for the Great Lakes has been produced as part of NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). GLRI specifically supported historic collections (1975, 1985) as well as the upcoming 2015 update. Combining this GLRI work with other NOAA-funded efforts, the result is land cover data that spans 40 years. 


Piloting green infrastructure best management practices at clean marinas in the western Lake Erie basin

Michigan Sea Grant and Ohio Sea Grant, the co-leaders of the Great Lakes Clean Marina Network, are developing an interactive decision support tool complete with 3-D renderings and 360 video as part of the existing Ideal Clean Marina visualization map. This tool will help marinas and the Great Lakes state Clean Marina Program staff prioritize green infrastructure for current and future scenarios.

Role of Dreissenid Mussels in Transforming Nutrient Loads Into Harmful Algal Blooms

This project is using a combination of field surveys (to assess dreissenid mussel abundance, seasonal condition and growth), and lab experiments (to measure mussel feeding and nutrient excretion rates) to determine the impact of mussels in transforming nutrient loads into harmful algal blooms.