A freighter passing under the Mackinac bridge through the Straits of Mackinac.
The NOAA Office of Coastal Survey (OCS) is in the midst of a five month, 317 square mile, survey project focusing on the Straits of Mackinac. The shallow and nearshore areas will be mapped by NOAA assests while a contractor takes care of the deeper areas. OCS will be updating the National Ocean Service nautical charting products, producing new high-resolution bathymetric surveys, and providing data to the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab for habitat and ecosystem modeling efforts.
To learn more and keep track of progress check out OCS’s story map!