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Project: Heart Buoy
Primary Investigator: Dr. Craig Williamson
Purpose: When working in remote
locations where it may take a full day to hike into and out of a single
lake, if you want to track changes in what is going on over the lake
over time, you need to have automated sensors. We are studying climate
change in alpine lakes, which are some of the world's most sensitive
ecosystems experiencing some of the strongest climate warming. To
understand these changes we need to use automated advanced sensors on
buoys to collect data on these remote sentinel systems that inform us
about climate change.
IL Comment: User came to IL with project concept, but also with interesting challenges. Not only did IL have to engineer and construct system, but had to make it lightweight and modular, so it could be carried into the site of the research and assembled in the field.
Cost to researcher: $376.81 for IL constructed portion of project. Does not include instrumentation that was on the buoy itself.