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May 2019 Newsletter Edition

Happy field season!

Whether you're reading this in the office, on your boat, or while sitting in the lab waiting for conditions to clear so you can deploy your buoy, please enjoy this little update.

And if you want to reach us, just hit "reply."  

TowBoatUS floats away from the South Haven buoy just after deployment. MLive's Cory Morse was along for the ride and captured these amazing photos

South Haven and the surrounding community crowd-fund this LimnoTech-operated buoy that measures temperature at depth, sends periodic video clips back to shore, and more.  

Buoys back in the water, data back at GL Buoys

Thanks to all of you sharing your data, the GL Buoys site is serving between 1 and 2 thousand users every day! 

Want to get your buoy into the network? Start here.

Find us at IAGLR!

Going to IAGLR2019? We'll see you there.

Come check out the session about building an early warning system in the Great Lakes. 
Tuesday, June 11
3:40-5:20 PM 
Seymour Union, Rm. 119

Tim  from GLOS will focus in on our project to build a harmful algal bloom early warning system.
And don't forget to come find us at our booth. We just might have some swag for you.

Love the Point Query Tool?

Since we recently upgraded to a cloud-based technology stack, we taken the the PQT offline due to compatibility issues.

While things are in process, we want to make sure you get the data you need.
  • Need 2018-2019 NetCDF files? Please use our TDS server.
  • Want access to archived NetCDF files or have any questions? Please reach out to
Thanks for your patience. We're working on updating and improving the service and want to learn more about how you were using the tool.

Help us understand by taking this survey. (Takes about 4 minutes.)
Take the survey

P.S. Use GL Buoys? We'd love to hear how you use it and what it was like before you had the data at your fingertips. Hit "reply," and let us know.
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