Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

NOAA forecast: Western Lake Erie due for significant harmful algal bloom

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners, which include Ohio State, are predicting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer.

NOAA announced the forecast at a July 13 event and webinar co-hosted by Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program. The event took place at Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. CFAES Agronomic Systems Field Specialist Greg LaBarge was one of the speakers.

Watch and listen to a video of the webinar above.

New report out on Ohio’s algal bloom efforts

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of Ohio State, the University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has released the second-year research progress update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. (Photo: Lake Erie algal bloom, NASA.)

July 13: Stone Lab guest lecture by algal bloom experts

Experts who are slated to speak at NOAA’s 2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie, which is this Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, also will present the lab’s weekly guest lecture program later that evening, at 7 p.m.

There’s an option to watch online.

July 13: Public event, webinar on algal bloom forecast

This Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program and Stone Laboratory will host a public event and webinar to explain NOAA’s 2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie.

Media advisory: NOAA’s Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast is July 13

Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant Program and Stone Laboratory will host a media briefing to announce NOAA’s 2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie. Media will have the opportunity to see laboratory demonstrations and participate in an on-the-water field experience. Read More »

It’s actually pretty refreshing

Discover new and better ways to manage manure — methods that boost soil fertility, crop yields and farm profits while protecting water and the environment — at the annual Manure Science Review on Aug. 2 in western Ohio.

CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is a co-host of the event.

Where, when to get fertilization training by Sept. 30

Ohio farmers who still need to get their state-required, CFAES-expert-provided Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training before the Sept. 30 deadline have 22 chances left to do it.

Check the dates and locations in your area.

Thursday: Stone Lab greets IJC scientist, Toledo prof

Stone Lab’s next summer guest lecture program — featuring Matthew Child, physical scientist with the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario, and Jeanine Refsnider of the University of Toledo’s Department of Environmental Sciences — is this Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s water science-focused campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Its summer guest lecture series continues on Thursday evenings through Aug. 3. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)

Buckeyes help keep river at bay

Innovative work by the Washington County office of OSU Extension to prevent road erosion along the Muskingum River, and Ohio State President Michael V. Drake’s recent tour to see it, earned coverage by the Marietta Times.

Also reporting on the story was Parkersburg, West Virginia’s WTAP-TV.

Two by boat: Wright State freshwater science profs to speak tonight at Stone Lab

Wright State’s Yvonne Vadeboncoeur headlines Stone Lab’s next guest lecture series event, which is tonight, Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Her bio says she studies the “importance of energy linkages among habitats in freshwater ecosystems.”

Also speaking will be Wright State’s Stephen Jacquemin, whose research, his bio says, focuses on the “ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes and gastropods.”

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Admission to the event is free. But there’s a charge for a ferry ride to Put-in-Bay and water taxi ride to the lab. There’s an option to watch online. (Photo: Stone Lab dock, Jill Bartolotta, via Flickr.)