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Great Lakes Research Consortium Director
Dr. Gregory L. Boyer, right, and SUNY ESF
grad student Frances Knickmeyer prepare
to launch an ROV at the 2014 NYS Fair. 
Syracuse, NY; August 24, 2015.  New York Sea Grant, the Great New York State Fair, and Great Lakes Research Consortium are partnering to bring the new Lakes of NY: Over, Under, Around and Through, 21st Century Technologies Exhibit to the 2015 Great New York State Fair August 27 through September 7, 2015.

‘We were pleased to share the exciting Great Shipwrecks exhibit in 2014, so much so that we invited New York Sea Grant to bring a new New York waters exhibit to the 2015 Fair,’ said Great New York State Fair Acting Director Troy Waffner.

The exhibit features high tech components on land and in the reflecting pool at the Mini NY State Park at the Fair:

. New York Sea Grant 2015 Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel equipped with a propane engine; presented in partnership with US Coast Guard Auxiliary and US Power Squadron

. Sea Perch ROVs used for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

. Great Lakes Research Consortium and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with daily, in-water demonstrations of ROVs, remotely operated vehicles, transmitting to datascreen in exhibit tent

. Weather sensing buoy in State Fair pool already transmitting to website managed by Great Lakes Research Consortium and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at www.esf.edu/shipwreck with real-time data also to be seen on 36-inch monitor in exhibit tent

. information on the scientific aquatic research drone being utilized by Buffalo State University for Great Lakes region research

. national Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Clean, Drain, Dry program in exhibit tent

. picture yourself as an Historic Underwater Diver photo cutout from H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego, NY, and

. Coastie, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary talking tugboat mascot in the daily Great NY State Fair parade and at selected times at the Lakes of NY exhibit.

The Lakes of NY: 21st Century Technologies Exhibit will be located opposite the Horticulture Building at the end of the reflecting pool in the Mini NYS State Park at the NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY.

The Great Shipwrecks of NY: Great Lakes Signature Exhibit from the 2014 Great NY State Fair is now traveling to venues across New York State and in the Northeast.

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