Lake Erie has a track record of catching people off-guard with dangerous changes in weather and environmental conditions. However a commitment from the Regional Science Consortium and its partners will help keep local citizens and visitors safe again this year. Data recorded by a fleet of innovative environmental sensing buoys placed offshore in Pennsylvania Lake Erie waters will be useful for anglers, boaters, search and rescue operators and weather watchers. All buoys are operational from May through October. The RSC also operates two weather stations—one at the top of the TREC tower, and one near Beach two. Learn more about the organizations and how they help keep people safe in this week's NIE page.