Researchers Notice Drastic Change To Great Lakes Coastlines
There could be some trouble in store for some of the Great Lake coastlines. This new information comes from researchers at Michigan State University.
Over the past decade, a very noticeable difference could be seen on the coastlines. MSU is hoping to track the changes by enlisting some volunteers from across the state, according to WILX. Basically what MSU is looking for, is for some civilians to fly drones with a special camera to capture the changes to the coastlines.
The information gathered and collected by this help, can help save the Michigan coastlines and ecosystems.
“We want the program to not only grow but what we’re looking to set up is a history of the imaging,” Dr. Erin Buntin, the Director of Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science Research said. “Really, one or two years of imaging, while it has value. What we want to talk about is the change in these systems; the change in these communities over the long term.”
In six of the Michigan communities that the coastlines are being watched, volunteers can be seen using drones to record the data and information. Counties the program include are South Haven, Manistique, Marquette, Iosco County, and Chikaming.
At this time, the group is looking to get funding from the National Science Foundation.