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Great Lakes Research Vessel Coordination Workshop

for the 
Great Lakes Research Vessel Coordination Workshop

** Please note that we've extended the registration deadline to March 3
to ensure that all interested parties can attend.

March 11-12, 1997
The River Place Hotel
Detroit, Michigan
Registration Deadline: March 3

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,


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
U.S. EPA, Duluth
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service