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Announcement: Research Vessel Coordination Workshop

Great Lakes Research Vessel Coordination Workshop

March 11-12, 1997
The River Place Hotel
Detroit, Michigan
Registration Deadline: February 21

John Gannon, Great Lakes Science Center, john_e_gannon@nbs.gov, 
313-994-3331, ext. 237
Mike Quigley, quigley@glerl.noaa.gov, Great Lakes Environmental Research 
Laboratory, 313-741-2149
Mike Donahue, mdonahue@glc.org, Great Lakes Commission, 313-665-9135

Demands for science-based decisionmaking in the binational Great Lakes 
Basin are increasing, while research funding and related resources are 
being reduced or otherwise constrained. How can we better 
communicate/share resources to maximize capability? Is there unnecessary 
duplication to eliminate and/or unmet needs to address? Is some form of 
new institutional arrangement needed to improve the operational 
efficiency of the Great Lakes research fleet? These are all pressing 
questions that will be addressed at the Great Lakes Research Vessel 
Coordination workshop, where we look at the near- and long-term future of 
vessel-based Great Lakes research.

This event will be of interest to agency/institute directors, managers 
and vessel operators, and associated scientific staff that rely upon 
Great Lakes research vessel capability to accomplish objectives. Through 
plenary sessions and facilitated breakout groups, attendees will craft a 
strategic plan that will promote--through enhanced communication and 
cooperation--the more efficient and cost-effective use of Great Lakes 
research vessel resources. Attendees also will benefit from an associated 
product: a comprehensive, descriptive inventory of all Great Lakes 
research vessels, including specifications, instrumentation, sailing 
schedule, contact person and other information. Both hard copy and 
Internet-based online versions of this information will be produced.

For more information and a registration form, please visit the workshop 
web site at http://www.glc.org/announce/97/vslcoord.html. Or contact Mike 
Donahue at the Great Lakes Commission, 313-665-9135, mdonahue@glc.org.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes 
Environmental Research Laboratory
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Great Lakes 
Science Center
Great Lakes Commission
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Great Lakes Studies
Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, 
Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office
U.S. EPA, Duluth
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Tom Crane
Great Lakes Commission
Argus II Bldg. -- 400 Fourth St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103-4816
P:  313-665-9135; F:  313-665-4370
E:  tcrane@glc.org
GLIN:  http://www.great-lakes.net