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What's New & Notable, 01 August 2004

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Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange (RDX) Conference
rdx.glc.org

GLIN Site of the MonthA 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 registration discount!
RDX Conference.

Annex 2001 Implementing Agreements
www.cglg.org

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)
www.gemswater.org

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
nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/greatlakes

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 Lakes
terrypepper.com/lights

Seeing the Light homepage. 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.


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Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.