On YouTube: 2015 Great NYS Fair to Host Lakes of NY 21st Century Water Technologies Exhibit
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release


NY Sea Grant: Dave White, P: 315-312-3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Great NY State Fair Media Relations: Dave Bullard, P: 315-487-7711 x 1377, E: dave.bullard@agriculture.ny.gov

Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, P: 315-465-7578, E: karalynn@gisco.net

Syracuse, NY, August 24, 2015 - New York Sea Grant, the Great New York State Fair, and Great Lakes Research Consortium are partnering to bring the new Lakes of NY: Over, Under, Around and Through, 21st Century Technologies Exhibit to the 2015 Great New York State Fair August 27 through September 7, 2015.

"We were pleased to share the exciting Great Shipwrecks exhibit in 2014, so much so that we invited New York Sea Grant to bring a new New York waters exhibit to the 2015 Fair," said Great New York State Fair Acting Director Troy Waffner.

Photo (above): Great Lakes Research Consortium Director Dr. Gregory L. Boyer, right, and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) graduate student Frances Knickmeyer prepare to launch a demonstration of a remotely operated vehicle in the State Fair Park pool at the 2014 Great New York State Fair. The demos are being offered again at the 2015 Fair as part of the new Lakes of NY Over, Under, Around and Through: 21st Century Technologies Exhibit. Photo: New York Sea Grant

Video: New York Sea Grant is featuring remotely-operated underwater vehicles at the 2015 Great New York State Fair.

The exhibit features high tech components on land and in the reflecting pool at the Mini NY State Park at the Fair:

  • New York Sea Grant 2015 Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel equipped with a propane engine; presented in partnership with US Coast Guard Auxiliary and US Power Squadron

  • Sea Perch ROVs used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

  • Great Lakes Research Consortium and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with daily, in-water demonstrations of ROVs, remotely-operated vehicles, transmitting to data screen in exhibit tent

  • Sensing buoy in State Fair pool transmitting to website managed by Great Lakes Research Consortium and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at www.esf.edu/shipwreck with data also seen on 36-inch monitor in exhibit tent

  • Information on the scientific aquatic research drone being utilized by Buffalo State University for Great Lakes region research

  • National Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Clean, Drain, Dry program in exhibit tent

  • Picture yourself as an Historic Underwater Diver photo cutout from H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego, NY, and

  • Coastie, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary talking tugboat mascot in the daily Great NY State Fair parade and at selected times at the Lakes of NY exhibit.

SUNY ESF Technician Michael Satchwell tests the solar power supply of the Great Lakes Research Consortium sensing buoy that is transmitting weather conditions from the State Fair Park pool to www.esf.edu/shipwreck and to a monitor that will be in the Lakes of NY Over, Under, Around and Through: 21st Century Technologies Exhibit at the 2015 Great New York State Fair. Photo: New York Sea Grant

The Lakes of NY: 21st Century Technologies Exhibit is located opposite the Horticulture Building at the end of the reflecting pool in the mini NYS State Park at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY.

The Great Shipwrecks of NY: Great Lakes Signature Exhibit from the 2014 Great NY State Fair is now traveling to venues across New York State and in the Northeast.

For more news on clean and safe boating as well as shipwrecks, see the respective New York Sea Grant sites: www.nyseagrant.org/marina and www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

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