Foundations for Future Restoration Actions: Apostle Island Monitoring

Science Center Objects

Year-round realtime monitoring of nearshore weather, currents, and water quality in Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior. The monitoring station is on a historic lighthouse to allow year-round monitoring and the data will be linked into the GLOS network. A time-lapse camera provides images every 15 minutes to the public and researchers. Winds and seiche affect currents and stratification in the bay. Data are being used by NOAA, USFWS, NPS, Northland College, WDNR, and other agencies in the Chequamegon Bay Partnership to provide temporal continuity to discrete samples, surveys, and modeling.


Ashland, WI Lighthouse - Ashland Breakwall

Ashland, WI Lighthouse, photo of the Ashland Breakwall on Friday, September 23rd, 2016(Public domain.)