Drownings during a tragic day on Lake Michigan in 2003 came under scrutiny recently by Wisconsin Sea Grant scientists who are studying a storm-induced wave called a meteotsunami. Their results were published in “Scientific Reports.” The article details findings that a storm formed a moderate-height meteotsunami, which is what went on to cause the unexpected rip currents. Although these conditions may not be rare, this is the first time researchers have verified a meteotsunami-generated rip current.
“Muskie Fishing a Restored River,” is the title of the March River Talk. The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Yellowjacket Union at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Theresa Qualls is coming back to her work roots with her hire as the Clean Marina Program coordinator for Wisconsin. Qualls helped get the program started with former coordinator, Victoria Harris. The Clean Marina Program is designed to reduce pollution from marinas to protect Wisconsin’s waterways.
Dr. Jennifer Raynor, a UW-Madison graduate, applies a unique lens to her role as a research economist with NOAA Fisheries.
The River Talk series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wis.). John Sager with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Dean Johnston with the U.S. Coast Guard, Dave Sletten with Douglas County and Kevin Mustonen with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, will present “Handling Hazards and Dealing With Disasters: Emergency Management in the Estuary.”
Gne Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineer, is a go-to source for expertise on beach erosion issues. This is the story of one case involving a group of pier structures on Madeline Island that went all the way to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
In her studies, master’s degree student Megan Hoff pursues a balance between people, the planet and prosperity. She foresees her career ultimately following that same philosophy and is working with Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Julia Noordyk in Green Bay to make that possible. Noordyk hired Hoff last fall as the first-ever graduate assistant in one of Sea Grant’s field offices.
An exhibit at the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison from now until July offers a wealth of learning about the Great Lakes. On the airport terminal’s ground floor near the ticket counters, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Graphic Designer Yael Gen has covered five 63-by-48-inch display cases with expansive and colorful photomurals representing themes of sustainability, Read more about A flight of Great Lakes learning[…]
The community read event for Door County kicks off on Feb. 3. Activities will feature presentations by Anne Moser and Julia Noordyk with Wisconsin Sea Grant, plus a talk and gallery show of underwater photos by students from Northwest Passage who were funded through a Sea Grant project.
Since 1982, the marine-science and marine-policy career hopes and dreams of 28 Wisconsin scholars were sparked and nurtured into a blaze due to something known as the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which celebrates a 40-year anniversary this year. The nationally competitive 12-month Washington, D.C.-based fellowship matches graduate students with an interest in ocean, Read more about Knauss Fellowship celebrates 40 years in 2019[…]