Lakes Regional Data Exchange (RDX) Conference
A substantial need exists to
coordinate the diverse data holdings and develop interoperable
decision support tools that deal with Great Lakes - St. Lawrence
River resource management priorities. This conference and associated
workshops -- Oct. 26-28, 2004, in Detroit, Mich. -- are designed to
facilitate information exchange between participants, to identify
opportunities for collaboration, and to seek consensus on a common
vision for integrated decision support tools to meet the needs of
regional policy and decisionmaking.
Call for Presentations
(deadline: Aug. 16)
Register now for early
Annex 2001 Implementing
The Great Lakes governors and premiers have
announced the beginning of a 90-day public review period for the
draft Annex 2001 Implementing Agreements. The draft agreements were
created to update the way the Great Lakes and the waters of the
Great Lakes basin are managed and protected.
Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS Water)
The GEMS/Water Programme, based at Environment Canada's National
Water Research Institute, develops and maintains a global freshwater
quality information system.
The Nature Conservancy’s Vision for the
Great Lakes Region
Several years ago, the Conservancy embarked on a
momentous study to identify the lands and waters critical to the
conservation of biodiversity in the Great Lakes region. The result
is a blueprint for coordinated action.
Lighthouses of the Western Great
This richly informative
web site, researched and designed by Terry and Sue Pepper, offers a
comprehensive history plus images and related news about the
lighthouses of the western Great Lakes.