Project Title & Description
Monitoring of Invasive Species in Ballast Water
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 113-76. The applicant will develop holograph-based technology and related software that will allow for the detection of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in places and in environments where such detection is not currently feasible. In particular, the technology will allow vessels to monitor for the presence of AIS in ballast water at the start of, during, and at the end of a voyage. In addition, the applicant will hold webinars on AIS detection.