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UWindsor receives $1.77M to join largest freshwater research network in Canada

University joins 8 others as part of Canada-wide research

CBC News

The University of Windsor is receiving more than $1.77 million in funding to support its leadership in the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON).

It’s working with eight other schools in the largest freshwater observational research network in Canada, and one of the largest globally.…

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UofWindsor pulling in big research money to tackle ‘water crisis’

Windsor Star

Living at the centre of the Great Lakes, the world’s biggest freshwater body, any suggestion there might be big issues with our water might be hard to swallow.

But being surrounded by an abundance of the liquid doesn’t mean not being directly impacted by large challenges associated with it, including pollution, toxic algae blooms, invasive species and periods of having either too much or too little.…

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New Technology from Innovasea Lets Researchers Retrieve Fish Tracking Data from Shore Using an AUV

By InnovaseaBOSTON – Innovasea, a global leader in technologically advanced aquatic solutions for aquaculture and fish tracking, today announced groundbreaking new technology that will enable fish researchers to retrieve their field data from shore.

The technological breakthrough comes in the form of a new module for Teledyne’s G3 Gliders that allows the autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to be dispatched out to Innovasea’s VR4-UWM underwater receivers to offload data.…

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Underwater robots help Great Lakes scientists collect data during pandemic

robotic glider
By Sarah Scheili University of Windsor. While COVID restrictions have made scientific fieldwork in the Great Lakes difficult, researchers at the University of Windsor have continued to gather vital data using an underwater robot. Researchers at the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON) have worked with partner institutions in the United States to deploy an AUV— an autonomous underwater vehicle.
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Have you seen this buoy? Windsor scientist hoping to recover data, scientific equipment

missing buoy CBC News Jonathan Pinto – August 8, 2019 A University of Windsor professor is missing a high-tech scientific research buoy used for studying Lake Erie algal blooms. On Wednesday, Jill Crossman was on western Lake Erie as part of the annual “HABs Grab” — an international scientific endeavour that saw scientists collect roughly 200 water samples in an effort to map harmful algal blooms (HABs).…
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Sensors to Gauge Rising water Levels

inspecting monitoring buoy Windsor Star – July 15, 2019 UWindsor researchers are helping the Town of LaSalle deal with flooding by installing high-tech equipment along the Detroit River shoreline to monitor water levels and wave action. Solar-powered sensors were installed Wednesday near UWindsor’s Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre adjacent to Gil Maure Park.…
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