EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Researchers at Michigan State University are collecting data on how Great Lakes shoreline, including how residents view coastlines and the impact of high water levels.
Assistant professor Erin Bunting said the goal is to empower local communities, which is important to the future of the lakeshores and future research.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Two Stars With Motor City Ties Lighting Up Entertainment World
The results will be published online and analyzed in scientific publications.READ MORE: MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools
The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and involves collecting information in several ways including a drone program and a mobile app. Bunting said more than 1,200 images have been submitted since June.
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