LOCSS Project Shared With Environmental Educators

October 31, 2019

by LOCSS Project Staff Each year, the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) holds a conference that draws environmental education professionals from around the world.  The 2019 annual conference took place from October 16-19 in Lexington, Kentucky, and LOCSS … Continued

LOCSS Wants to Hear From You!

October 25, 2019

We are constantly working to make the LOCSS project better and one way we do that is by seeking input from our citizen scientists, local partners, and others who are interested in the LOCSS project. THIS INCLUDES YOU! Please share … Continued

How LOCSS Will Help us Trust a New NASA Satellite Mission

October 18, 2019

by Tamlin Pavelsky, LOCSS Project PI, SWOT Hydrology Science Lead, Associate Professor of Geological Science at UNC-Chapel Hill When we think about NASA, most of us think about famous Moon landing, rovers on Mars, or probes sent off into the … Continued

The Importance of Local Partners

September 20, 2019

by Grant Parkins When we began the LOCSS project in early 2017, we set ambitious goals.  Our hope was to study more than 100 lakes in various locations across the United States as well as other countries.  We had identified … Continued

How Do We Choose Our Study Lakes

September 11, 2019

By Grant Parkins There are 62 LOCSS study lakes in North Carolina, Washington, Illinois, Massachusetts, France and Bangladesh. These lakes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have developed shorelines, while others have very little development around them. … Continued

New Study Lakes in the Pyrenees of France

July 25, 2019

By Grant Parkins The LOCSS program began in 2017 with funding from NASA; we focused on studying natural lakes in North Carolina in our first year.  The goal of the project is to collaborate with citizen scientists to monitor how … Continued

LOCSS in Massachusetts!

June 24, 2019

by Grant Parkins On Wednesday, June 19, staff from the City of Worcester, Massachusetts installed a LOCSS lake gauge and sign in Bell Pond, a 10 acre lake located in the Bell Hill neighborhood of the city.  Senior Environmental Analyst … Continued

New LOCSS Study Lakes in Washington

June 21, 2019

by Grant Parkins In fall of 2018, the LOCSS team began studying lakes outside of North Carolina for the first time, when we put gauges in 12 lakes in the state of Washington.  During that time, we were able to … Continued

LOCSS Expands to Illinois!

May 31, 2019

By Grant Parkins Several LOCSS team members travelled to Illinois the week of May 13 to begin studying lakes in the northeastern portion of the state. The groundwork for studying lakes in the state actually began in November 2018 when … Continued