The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) was signed into law in Nov. 2021 and includes $14 million to the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to repair the existing ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes observing network (think buoysunderwater gliders, and high-frequency radar).

Funding passed on to GLOS will go towards projects including:

  • Supporting the mapping of the Great Lakes through Lakebed 2023. (Register now for the Lakebed 2023 conference)
  • Upgrading the regional observing network, including by supporting buoys and other monitoring platforms.
  • Better understanding the possibility of an Indigenous-led Smart Great Lakes Initiative.

Read the NOAA Press Release

Two people on a beach install a large antenna.
Installing a high-frequency radar (HFR) antenna in New Jersey. Nationally, infrastructure funding will help support maintenance of HFR and other monitoring platforms. HFR Photo by Hugh Roarty, Rutgers University.


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