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GLEON Buoy to be Topic of First Lakeside Faculty Lecture June 2nd

Thu 5-21-2015 []

(Okoboji)-The 2015 Lakeside Faculty Lecture series will kick off on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30 PM in Mahan Hall with a presentation on a new research buoy recently installed on Lake West Okoboji.

Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, from Florida International University in Miami, will discuss how data generated by the buoy benefits the global scientific and Iowa Great Lakes communities through linkage to the Global Lake Ecology Observation Network (GLEON).

Installed this spring, the GLEON buoy continuously monitors water quality and weather data that is accessible to the public at here.

Project supporters include the Okoboji Foundation, Okoboji Protective Association, Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance, Friends of Lakeside Lab, State Hygienic Lab, University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development, Iowa Lakeside Lab Regents Resource Center, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Danbom Engineering.