Making waves Medina Journal-Register (5/20) A couple of scientists looking to learn all they can about Lake Ontario visited the beach near the Oak Orchard Creek Lighthouse in Point Breeze, NY, and gathered data using an AUV ó autonomous underwater vehicle.
IJC releases 16th Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality (5/16) This week, the International Joint Commission (IJC) released a report on how the health of the Great Lakes has changed over the past 25 years. While sustained governmental and public efforts have measurably improved Great Lakes water quality, rapid reduction in ice cover and the resurgence of some pollutants like excess nutrients are among the indicators currently raising concerns.
Subs to check Lake Ontario health WWNY-TV - Watertown, NY (5/15) Researchers are set to launch a pair of robot submarines to check the health of Lake Ontario. The state and federal program will send the remote-controlled "autonomous underwater vehicles" just off shore this week at Sodus Point, Oswego, Rochester and Oak Orchard.
Council of Great Lakes Research Managers International Joint Commission The general objective of the Council is to enhance the ability of the IJC to provide effective leadership, guidance, support and evaluation of Great Lakes research programs with particular reference to programs required or funded pursuant to the provisions of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978.
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) University of Windsor GLIER research is currently focused on two interrelated themes; environmental chemistry and toxicology, and conservation and resource management, that assess the impact of multiple stressors on large lakes and their watersheds.
Great Lakes Research Consortium The Great Lakes Research Consortium consists of 16 colleges and universities in New York State and nine affiliated schools in Ontario. GLRC programs help to promote collaborative research on the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Science Center U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) The U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center was founded in 1927 and continues to provide scientific information for the sound management of Great Lakes fish populations and other important natural resources in the basin.
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Research Inventory International Joint Commission An Internet-based, searchable database created as a tool to collect and disseminate information on research programs relevant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
Outdoor Discovery Center The ODC's mission is to provide the people of West Michigan outdoor learning opportunities to illustrate the benefits of nature to human kind and to encourage stewardship and conservation of the natural world.
Research Overview: CILER Research Themes Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) CILER research is organized within six research themes/tasks:Administration Science Enhancement and Visiting Fellows Program, Climate and Large Lake Dynamics, Coastal and Nearshore Processes, Large Lake Ecosystem Structure and Function, Remote Sensing of Large Lake and Coastal Ocean Dynamics and Marine Environmental Engineering.
Upper Lakes Environmental Research Network (ULERN) A unique coalition of researchers, resource managers and educators in natural resources and environmental fields, ULERN facilitates collaborative aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric research throughout the upper Great Lakes basin.
Position Statement on the Future of Great Lakes Remedial Action Plans Great Lakes Water Quality Board This WQB position statement reviews the history of RAPs, addresses current RAP funding concerns and provide practical advice on sustaining RAP processes and ensuring continued progress toward the goal of restoring all uses in Areas of Concern (September 1996).
Practical Methods to Protect and Enhance Habitats Rouge River Remedial Action Plan Advisory Council, Habitat Subcommittee This document discusses practical methods to protect and enhance habitats; storm water management; theory, practice and institutional arrangements; and funding options for local activities to put watershed management in action (May 1996).
Climate Change Reports Sustainable Minnesota A clearinghouse of climate change reports in Minnesota and worldwide.
Historical Landcover Changes in the Great Lakes Region U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Abstract: Two different methods of reconstructing historical vegetation change, drawing on General Land Office (GLO) surveys and fossil pollen deposits, are demonstrated by using data from the Great Lakes region.
Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service This site provides information and a network of links to lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) research conducted by a number of U.S. and Canadian agencies and universities in the Great Lakes region of North America.
Mercury in the Midwest Izaak Walton League of America This report examines the extent of mercury-contaminated game and fish in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, the largest sources of mercury in each, and the states policies to reduce mercury emissions and releases.
Flora/Fauna Plants and Habitat Research and Monitoring U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Great Lakes Science Center Examines Lake Erie ecological investigations, effects of winter navigation on Lake Herring reproduction, aquatic plant problems in Lake St. Clair, and more.
Research and Monitoring of Insects U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Great Lakes Science Center Current research on mayflies, Karner Blue butterflies and various aquatic invertebrates.
Visualization of Drifting Buoy Deployments on St. Clair River USGS Surface-water quality and flow Modeling Interest Group In October 2000, drifting buoys were deployed to help investigate flow characteristics near public water intakes in 10 reaches of the St. Clair River, a connecting channel of the Great Lakes between Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair.
Water Quality Indiana Water Quality Atlas Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) The Indiana Water Quality Atlas (IWQA) is a collaborative project to create a Web-based interactive atlas of water quality related data and information.
NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory The NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health (CEGLHH) is a multi-disciplinary research center which will focus on understanding the inter-relationships between the Great Lakes ecosystem, water quality and human health.
Water Quality in the Lake Erie-Lake St. Clair Drainages U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) The Lake Erie-Lake St. Clair drainage basin is a 22,300-square-mile area that drains to the Great Lakes from parts of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. This new report illustrates the critical link between water quality and present and past land-use practices and chemical use in urban and agricultural areas.
Water Quantity Water Supply Management Options for Northeastern Illinois University of Illinois at Chicago A report offering critical information about the Chicago metro region's water supply resources, the legal and institutional framework for Great Lakes diversion, and unique primary research materials, such as the Great Lakes Mediation Memorandum of Understanding between Illinois and the other Great Lakes states.