Oh, buoy! Lake Erie's mission to become a "smart" lake just got a few more IQ points
Make no mistake—the buoy gently bobbing in the waves eight miles offshore in Lake Erie is not the normal type. It isn’t intended for navigation like the ones boaters use closer to shore or the ones keeping swimmers within a safe distance of the beach at Edgewater Park.Instead, this buoy is equipped with sensors that transmit a variety of real-time weather and scientific data back to shore, as well as a webcam mounted to its 6-foot-tall mast that relays 30-second snapshots of current lake conditions once hourly. . . READ MORE.