AGU Helps Shine a Spotlight on MSU Coastlines and People Projects

January 20, 2022

Lucas Rabins and Citizen Scientist Dan Laskey using drones to monitor coastal erosion along Lake Michigan.
Grad student Lucas Rabins and volunteer citizen scientist Dan Laskey use drone technology to monitor coastal erosion along Lake Michigan. 

A recent article featured in Eos, the science news magazine published by the American Geophysical Union, is helping to shine a spotlight on important MSU projects currently underway as part of the Coastlines and People thematic area. The article written by Iris Crawford details how researchers such as Ethan Theuerkauf, Erin Bunting, and Liz Mack with the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences and the Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services at Michigan State University are using drones and crowdsourced data to help communities along the Great Lakes improve coastal monitoring and management in their efforts to deal with shoreline erosion.

For more details, see “Drones and Crowdsourced Science Aid Great Lakes Data Collection.”