COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Biological Field Station at SUNY Oneonta’s Cooperstown Campus has been awarded a $94,315 grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire instrumentation that will allow researchers to identify, photograph and monitor different types of plankton.

The Fluid Imaging Technologies, FlowCAM, will be used to analyze water samples from Otsego Lake and other nearby bodies of water. The FlowCAM will also allow for further training and education to be conducted by SUNY Cobleskill and a fish hatchery program operated by Cornell University.