Major Equipment Grant for Lake Research

The National Science Foundation grant will help purchase instruments for the College's new research vessel, which will be a sistership of this NOAA vessel.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant to Middlebury College for acquisition of an integrated system of instrumentation to be used in lake-studies research conducted by faculty and students.

Under the direction of geology professors Patricia Manley and Thomas Manley, this grant will fund purchase of a multi-beam sonar system and an acoustic Doppler current profiler.

This equipment will be mounted on the College’s new research vessel, currently under construction, but can be transferrable for use by other vessels in the region. This new system will expand the range of research and curricular projects on Lake Champlain, involving other members of the geology department as well as faculty in biology and environmental chemistry