Guy Meadows, Michigan Tech (center), introduced the speakers: A. W. (Tony) England (left), Dale Karr (right) and Roger DeRoo (not in picture), of The University of Michigan, shown here for their presentation seminar;
“Measurement and Analysis of Extreme Wave and Ice Actions in the Great Lakes for Offshore Wind Platform Design”, Tuesday March 5, 2013, Great Lakes Research Seminar Series: View the Video
Bathy Boat, a highly portable, remote-controlled electric boat equipped with a depth sounder and GPS, and the Michigan Tech scientists who developed and use it, were featured in the Environmental Monitor. Bathy Boat began as a joint project between the University of Michigan and Michigan Tech. Now it is run by Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center and the Michigan Tech Research Institute. See Bathy Boat
Professor Guy Meadows (GLRC) was interviewed about rip currents in the Great Lakes on the program "Points North" on Interlochen Public Radio on Friday, Jan. 11. Listen to the program at Interlochen.
The Great Lakes Research Center is the cover story of the January edition of Estimating Today, the magazine of the American Society of Professional Estimators. You can access the story at Estimating Today.
Lake Superior Water Festival at the Great Lakes Research Center; Over 1,000 students Gr.4-8 students learned about the Great Lakes, careers, research, art, science, and more from MTU scientists, staff, university students, government agencies, community organizations, and more. October 5, 2012
Before the lecture, the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society (CWS) sponsored a graduate poster session and competition to highlight the ongoing interdisciplinary research on water at Michigan Tech, looking toward the opening of the Great Lakes Research Center this summer. The poster session was held in the front atrium of the Dow Building. Cash prizes were awarded in 2 Poster categories:
Original Research (presentation of thesis or project research)
Coursework/Informational (presentation of coursework or literature based research)
"Full Scale Coastal Experiments… from Flying Buoys to Caribou Hunters" Dr. Guy Meadows, University of Michigan and Adjunct Professor in GMES at Michigan Tech, A Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences Seminar at Michigan Technological University on February 8, 2012.
Dr. Guy Meadows is Professor of Physical Oceanography, Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Professor of Physical Oceanography, Department of Atmospheric, Ocean and Space Sciences, and Academic Director of the M-STEM Academy, the College of Engineering; Video of Seminar on Vimeo
Dr. Mayer Earns Binational Award
Professor Alex Mayer (CEE) has received the Lake Superior Binational Forum's 2011 individual Environmental Stewardship Award for the US. The award honors "extraordinary achievements by ordinary people." The Lake Superior Binational Forum is composed of 12 Canadian and 12 American stakeholders, representing industrial, Tribal/First Nations, business, environmental, recreational, tourism, health, labor and academic interests.
Dr. Kerfoot on Chicago TV "Lake Invaders"
November 8, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Researchers are sounding a warning that there is a threat to the Great Lakes that may be worse than the Asian carp.
The new threat is literally eating up the basic building blocks of life in the lakes. Video courtesy of WLS ABC-TV Chicago
The new buoy that was launched on Friday July 9 is the first of three coastal monitoring buoys that will be deployed by Michigan Tech in an effort to collect data on weather, surface and subsurface water temperature, wind speed and direction, wave height and air temperature in the Great Lakes.
Painted in Tech black and gold, the buoy looks like a sized-down spacecraft. It contains remote sensing technologies developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) in Ann Arbor and was designed by Guy Meadows of the University of Michigan (UM). Robert Shuchman, codirector of MTRI, and W. Charles Kerfoot, professor of biological sciences, are principal investigators on the buoy project.
The buoy, which was towed to a site approximately two miles northeast of the North Entry of the Keweenaw Waterway, is part of the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS). It is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) project involving six universities, including Michigan Tech. Other participants are UM, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ohio State University and the State University of New York.
Tech recently received a $1.4 million, one-year grant from the Great Lakes National Program Office of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and deploy the buoys.
The coastal monitoring program will be a counterpart to the deep-water buoy program that now collects data in deep waters far from the shoreline. The data collected by the coastal buoys will be transmitted to Tech and to NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab. It will become part of the National Data Buoy Center forecasting system, accessible by anyone via the Internet.
When a planned $25-million Great Lakes Research Center is built at Michigan Tech, the GLOS project is an example of the kind of interdisciplinary and collaborative research that will be conducted there.
March 2009: Board Approves Great Lakes Research Center At its regular meeting today, Michigan Technological University's Board of Control approved issuing bonds totaling more than $24 million for capital improvement projects that include
* A student residential apartment complex: $16.5 million.
* Great Lakes Research Center: $6.8 million.
* Keweenaw Research Center expansion: $1 million.
The State of Michigan has approved $25 million for a Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Tech. The University's share of the project is 25 percent or $6,250,000. The Board authorized the University to proceed with final design and bidding for the research center on the campus waterfront and to issue revenue bonds to cover the University's share of the cost.