GBF is revolutionizing water quality monitoring in Georgian Bay
Georgian Bay Forever has partnered to purchase the first Canadian Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which will drastically improve water quality data measurement. See the AUV Launch as described by CTV Barrie by clicking here. Radioworkz Parry Sound writes about the AUV's name. Read the story here. Thanks to a mutually beneficial partnership with the University of Western Ontario, Wilfred Laurier University, and the University of Waterloo - we will now have the ability to model the impacts of climate change, water levels, increasing development, industrial or municipal spills, sewage overflows, septic failures, bacterial contamination and the success of conservation measures. And we will be able to consistently collect data in a way that allows us to monitor water quality trends from year to year, and detect and map improvements and declines in areas throughout the Bay. Most importantly, we will be able to do all this in a cost effective way. We could not have done it without you! Georgian Bay Forever donors generously provided $80,000 towards this purchase. We are pleased to recognize Phillip and Eli Taylor, Frank and Patricia Mills, Brian and Sabine Thomson, and Michael and Jackie Green. We also received some grant money from ECCC through the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve for this equipment.