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GLIN==> Eighth Annual Great Lakes Science Vessel Coordination Workshop



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2004 Great Lakes Science Vessel Coordination Workshop to be hosted by Great Lakes Maritime Academy

The Eighth Annual Great Lakes Science Vessel Coordination Workshop, will be held February 4, 2004 at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, Michigan.

Over the past seven years, individuals representing science, management and vessel operations interests from both the U.S. and Canada have attended the annual workshops to provide input on developing a coordinated approach to the management and operations of Great Lakes science vessels.  Through facilitated small group discussion, attendees have helped craft and refine an action plan, to promote – through enhanced communication and cooperation –  the more efficient and cost effective use of the Great Lakes Science Vessel resources. One of the recommendations from the first workshop in 1997, which has been reconfirmed each subsequent year, is to convene an annual Great Lakes Science Vessel Workshop to provide a forum for continued discussion of important issues and to gauge progress on implementing recommendations from the action plan.

In addition to providing updates on science vessel coordination accomplishments over the past year, the 2004 workshop will feature special presentations on existing standards for operating science vessels, the use of science vessels in education, building a Great Lakes observing system and a report on interagency cooperation in standardizing fish stock assessments.

The workshop organizers have also arranged several training courses for boat captains and crew members.  These one-day classes will be offered before and after the workshop on February 3 and February 5.  Depending on interest, courses will be offered in the following areas:
•    basic engineering-diesel and hydraulics;
•    basic engineering-electrical; and
•    basic first aid and wet weather drills

There will also be a dinner and roundtable discussion for captains and crew as part of a captain/crew forum on Tuesday February 3 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Please check the project website: www.canamglass.org for registration information for the workshop and training sessions. The registration deadline is January 19, 2004.

Contact:    Tom Crane - tcrane@glc.org or Mark Burrows - burrowsm@windsor.ijc.org

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Tom Crane, Program Manager 
Resource Management 
Great Lakes Commission
Eisenhower Corporate Park
2805 S. Industrial Highway
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI  48104-6791
PH:	734-971-9135
FAX:	734-971-9150
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