New CRG/NOAA Exhibits Now Open

CRG has recently completed installation of 2 exciting new exhibits at Halibut State Park in Rockport, MA and at Provincelands State Park in Provincetown, MA. Designed by CRG and located in the visitor centers at each location, the curvacious brushed aluminum displays house ship tracking monitors and wide screen theater presentations detailing AIS, the Automated Identification System. Administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, AIS helps protect vessels and whales that cross Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary between Cape Ann and Cape Cod. The exhibits offer the public a unique glimpse of ships and the information identifying them as they cross Massachusetts Bay. The AIS display monitors show this shipping activity “live” while the video theater presentation profiles the distinct character of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and its inhabitants and further explains the impact of shipping, fishing and recreation, outlining the benefits of AIS to coastal security and to the environment. Plan a day trip to the Provincelands National Park, or to Halibut State Park and witness this remarkable collaboration between NOAA and CRG.