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GLIN==> June Seminar Announcements (Ann Arbor)



The NOAA GREAT LAKES SEMINAR SERIES
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/news/seminars/
presently has two seminars shceduled for the month of June.

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Thursday, June 2, 10:30 am

Title:
"Managing Everglades restoration project: lessons learned for Great
Lakes restoration" 

Speakers: 
Mr. Charles Padera
Vice President - PBS&J and Program Manager-Everglades Partners Joint Venture

Mr. William Hinsley
Vice President - PBS&J and Program Manager-Louisiana Coastal Area
Ecosystem Restoration Project

Dr. Sanjiv Sinha
Principal Engineer and Director-Water Resources, Environmental
Consulting & Technolog (ECT) Inc.

Abstract: 
With almost $8 Billion authorized, the Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Project (CERP) is the largest effort targeted to
strategically improve a natural resource of national importance covering
nearly a 18,000 square-mile area. As the Director of the consultant team
supporting CERP, the first speaker will introduce programmatic ideas
tested as a part of this project that include adaptive management,
development and application of system and project performance measures,
model management, and monitoring and assessment plan development
implementation. The seminar will also briefly summarize the value of
retaining "marriage counseling" to maintain the health of partnership
relations (local governments, state, federal and tribal organizations).
The seminar will conclude with a summary of a detailed survey that was a
part of a recently concluded planning effort, and helps elucidate the
priorities of the key stakeholders within the Great Lakes region. 


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Thursday, June 16, 10:30 am

Title: 
"Forecasting Lake Erie Hypoxia"

Speaker: 
Dr. Stephen Lozano, Research Scientist, NOAA/GLERL

Abstract: 
Summer hypoxia (percentage of bottom area with dissolved oxygen less
than 2 mg/l) in central Lake Erie is modeled using environmental
parameters such as average air or water temperature, water level,
rainfall, and average cloud cover. Bayesian Classification and
Regression Trees (BCART) and Bayes nets are used to describe the
probability of monthly hypoxia under different environmental states.
Both methods provide insight into the physical mechanisms underlying the
statistical relationship between summer dissolved oxygen and critical
environmental drivers. Summer temperature is one of the most important
predictor variables in our data set for forecasting low DO in Lake Erie. 


Where:
GLERL Main Conference Room
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
For directions:
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/facil/triptik.html

For more information, contact:
Dr. David Reid
NOAA/GLERL
734-741-2019 

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