By: Helen Bryce, Chair of the Education Committee
Georgie travels independently for up to 10 hours, taking important measurements of the water, like temperature, pH levels, total algae, the underwater topography (bathymetry) and much, much more. Georgie has an amazing array of sensors that can collect data on a variety of chemical measurements not previously known about the Great Lakes. We can send Georgie into very specific areas of the Bay currently lacking in data and she will be able to monitor water quality trends from year to year. Georgie is a very sophisticated piece of equipment that scientists get very excited about. For the lay person, however, understanding what Georgie can actually do involves scientific terminology that can set heads spinning! Here is a simplified list of the sensors aboard Georgie and the important jobs they will be doing to collect data on Georgian Bay and support GBF’s work to protect it forever.