Mini-grant Awardees Announced

Posted by: GLOS_Admin May 13, 2021

Early this year, we launched a mini-grant opportunity to help put more lake information in peoples’ hands and to support the Smart Great Lakes Initiative.

Due to the number of submissions, the process was highly competitive. Congratulations to those who were selected!

Note: Short summaries and other information will be added to this page shortly.

Updated 5/13/21


Real-time phosphate monitoring at the mouth of the Fox River, Green Bay        

NEW Water

Sarah Barlett


Flood Dog          

Flood Dog Co.

Philip Chatterton


Expanding nearshore monitoring capabilities in northern Lake MI in the context of water quality, wave action, nutrients, and Lake Whitefish/zooplankton dynamics        

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Kevin Donner | Chad LaFaver | Samuel Day


Upper Maumee Smart Watershed Pilot               

City of Defiance, OH

Jennifer English


Lake County Ohio Water Quality Sondes             

Lake County Department of Utilities

Gary Fedak | Franco Noce | Sandra Vozar


Enhancing Public Safety, Research, and Environmental Awareness in the Proposed Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries | NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab | Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research

Russ Green | Steve Ruberg | Russ Miller


Extending the NOAA Great Lakes Operational Forecast System and operational wave models to provide real-time coastal flood information for the Great Lakes

Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research | NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab

Thomas Johengen| Yi Hong | Eric Anderson


Spatial and temporal dynamics of light and temperature in Lake Ontario             

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry | University of Toronto Scarborough | Fisheries and Oceans Canada | U.S. Geological Survey Lake Ontario Biological Station | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lower Great Lakes Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office | Queens University

Tim Johnson | Mathew Wells | Jon Milwood | Brian Lantry | Dimitry Gorsky | Bruce Tufts


Enhancing the accessibility of the Heidelberg Tributary Loading program through real-time water quality data and integration into GLOS    

Heidelberg University

Laura Johnson | Jakob Boehler


An Expanded Spotter buoy network on the upper Great Lakes in support of recreational boating, shipping, and ferry line operations       

Michigan Technological University | Northwestern Michigan College

John Lenters | Hans Van Sumeren | Andrew Barnard | Erika Vye


Lake Superior; Improving Solar/Wind Reliability for International Climate Research and Upgrading Coastal Community Buoy Program   

Superior Watershed Partnership & Land Conservancy

Carl Lindquist


Rapidly Expanding Real Time Water and Weather Observations on the Western Coast of Lake Michigan with the Panther Buoy   

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Todd Miller


Data Platform Expansion and Transition: Huron to Erie Corridor and Watershed              

Wayne State University

Carol Miller | Yaoxian Huang


Year-round real-time monitoring of the Lake Ontario nearshore             

Upstate Freshwater Institute

David O’Donnell


Citizen Science in the Heart of Detroit   

University Prep Science & Math High School

Jim Riske | Pamela Sparks | Keith Young | John Lockhart


Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin Data Buoy Project         

Salmon United of Wisconsin, Inc.

Ronald Wesley