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 buoys, underwater 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.