The SOAR system coordinates and integrates regional coastal observations supporting national and regional priorities including Great Lakes restoration. SOAR activities include the deployment and support of on-water and remote sensing platforms where observations from these systems are used to create database products for assessment and decision support. SOAR will provide an up-to-date (including real-time data) web presence to support accountability, management and restoration activities. The SOAR system will provide up to date information on ecosystem health to maintain high quality drinking water and bathing beaches through observations, data management, and forecast model development.
Implementation of the Great Lakes Synthesis Observation and Response System (SOAR)