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What's New & Notable, 16 August 2004

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RDX 2004 Call for Presentations Deadline Extended!
http://rdx.glc.org

The abstract submission deadline for the 2004 Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange (RDX) Conference has been extended to August 31, 2004! Share your successes, research and theories for more effective regional data exchange across the binational Great Lakes basin. If you're engaged in Great Lakes data collection/management, or interested in web and GIS tools to improve regional decisionmaking, you need to attend this event! RDX 2004 will take place on October 26-28, 2004 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. More information is available at http://rdx.glc.org/present.html



Would your agency like to be a Sponsor of the Month?
www.glin.net/news/sponsor/agencies.html

As a GLIN Daily News Patron, you could have your agency logo, description and link publicized in our mid-monthly "What's New & Notable on GLIN" web-mail and on GLIN's web site! Find out more about sponsorship levels and benefits for Organization Sponsorship.
Invasive Species Mapping in Michigan
www.glin.net/envt/flora-fauna/invasive/mapping.html

This new section on GLIN is a spatial database of key aquatic invasive species (AIS) invasions within the state of Michigan, which aims to improve coordination among resource managers, raise stakeholder awareness, and enhance AIS prevention and control measures.

Testing the Waters 2004
www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/titinx.asp

The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) annual survey of water quality monitoring and public notification at U.S. beaches finds that there were 51 percent more beach closings and advisories in 2003 than in the previous year. Find out more in their 2004 report.

Wisconsin Great Lakes Chronicle 2004
www.doa.state.wi.us/pagesubtext_detail.asp?linksubcatid=276

The Chronicle, a full-color publication dedicated to Great Lakes issues, is intended to promote public understanding of the lakes, provide expert information to public policy leaders and create an historical record of Great Lakes events and issues.

National Undersea Research Center for the North Atlantic and Great Lakes
www.nurc.uconn.edu/

As one of six undersea centers established by NOAA's Undersea Research Program, the North Atlantic / Great Lakes office works to understand, sustain and conserve the resources of the oceans and Great Lakes by supporting underwater exploration, research and education.


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