Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

Just announced: Call for HABRI pre-proposals

Ohio Sea Grant is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects from Ohio colleges and universities as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.

A blue lake means green for the economy

A clean Lake Erie is vital to Ohio’s economy, a panel including Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab Director Chris Winslow told U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) Monday in Toledo.

June 22: Get fertilization answers, certification

You can get your crop fertilization questions answered — and your state-required fertilizer applicator certification — at a CFAES-sponsored field day on June 22 in Canfield.

June 22: Port of Cleveland sustainability leader to speak at Stone Lab

The next event in Stone Lab’s 2017 summer guest lecture series features James White, director of sustainable infrastructure programs for the Port of Cleveland. It’s this Thursday, June 22. Also speaking will be International Joint Commission environmental advisor Victor Serveiss.

The port’s “innovative, environmentally friendly” dredging solution, which White introduced, was featured recently in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Stone Lab, pictured, is Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but you’ll need to pay for a ferry ride to Put-in-Bay and a water taxi ride to the lab. There’s an option to watch online. (Photo: Lisa Aurand Rice, via Flickr.)

Lake Erie algal bloom research at risk

A June 14 Great Lakes Today story by Elizabeth Miller said the proposed 2018 federal budget would “cut all federal funding for Sea Grant programs, including Ohio’s.” At risk, among other things, would be crucial health-related research on harmful algal blooms.

Miller, for example, interviewed two Ohio Sea Grant-funded researchers, Stuart Ludsin and CFAES’s Jiyoung Lee, who are trying to determine if toxins produced by harmful algal blooms can get into food — specifically, into fresh vegetables irrigated with bloom-tainted waters and fish such as walleye that swam in such waters.

Get on the boat; or, water great way to spend an evening

Stone Lab, Ohio State’s water science-focused campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, has announced its 2017 summer guest lecture series. Admission is free and open to the public. But you’ll probably need to pay for a short but usually pleasant ride by ferry, water taxi or both to get there.

The series starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, featuring Mark Noark and Brent Repenning of Kent, Ohio-based Davey Resource Group and a research brief by Audrey Sawyer of Ohio State’s School of Earth Sciences called “Hidden chemical exchange due to lake-groundwater interactions.”

See the series schedule. There’s also an option to watch online. (Photo: Stone Lab scene, Jill Bartolotta, via Flickr.)

Where to launch and paddle around Lake Erie’s islands

A new guide by a partnership including Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program will help you explore Lake Erie’s islands by kayak, canoe and SUP. There’s a launch of it (that you can launch at) June 9.

Outdoor recreation represents a “major service by which the public identifies with and better understands natural resources,” a 2013 U.S. Forest Service report says, “even to the extent that it can foster environmental stewardship.” (Photo: iStock.)

Supporting students studying science

Fifteen high school students received scholarships to attend Stone Lab, Ohio State’s water-science-focused island campus on Lake Erie, at Ohio’s May 13 State Science Day.

All hands needed on deck for Lake Erie: Ohio Sea Grant and its many partners

When the weather is good, charter boat captain Dave Spangler takes his boat out on Lake Erie almost every day. Using that time to help Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program solve the problem of harmful algal blooms is an obvious choice for the small business owner, whose love for the lake is evident as he speaks passionately about being on the water and helping his clients catch fish …

Stone Lab awards undergrad research scholarships; or, water them, watch them grow

Eight outstanding undergraduate students — four from Ohio State, including three from CFAES, and four from other Midwestern colleges — have been chosen for Stone Lab’s 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program.

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie. It holds classes and conducts research in a range of fields related to water science. (Photo: Summer 2015 Stone Lab evolution class by Madelyn Strahan [CC BY-NC 2.0], via Ohio Sea Grant.)