Branko Kerkez

Dead Zone Boat

A lake covered in green, thick algae is not only unpleasant to look at, it can also mean that natural toxins are negatively impacting other organisms in the lake.

To better understand the health of lakes, Assistant Professor Branko Kerkez is developing an autonomous unmanned boat attached with temperature sensors to define hypoxic or dissolved oxygen areas in Michigan's smaller lakes.

Drew Gronewold

Forecasting for the Great Lakes

Great Lakes vacationers who are curious about how and why water levels have changed over the years can take a look at the online Great Lakes Hydro-Climate Dashboard, developed by NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory scientists, including Adjunct Professor Drew Gronewold.

Branko Kerkez

The Internet for Water
Assistant Professor Branko Kerkez is interested in the control and optimization of water grids. He plans to investigate how new technologies can be deployed to mitigate water waste and increase reliability of the existing water distribution infrastructure during extreme events.

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