Victoria Pebbles, Great Lakes Commission, email@example.com
Tricia Ryan, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Tricia.Ryan@noaa.gov.
NOAA Sharpening Its
Focus on the Great Lakes Region
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services
helps local and state coastal resource managers across the
nation’s coastal zone use remote sensing, social science, training
and geographic information systems to address coastal management
issues. While the
has undertaken many projects in the Great Lakes
states, the organization is working with the Great Lakes Commission to
these efforts. The first step is a needs assessment, which will
regional needs, as well as ways to leverage existing and new resources,
build partnerships within this coastal area.
Consulting, PLC, based in Duluth,
will conduct the bulk of the planning, data collection and analysis,
reporting for the regional needs assessment. The evaluation will focus
and navigation, coastal community development, and information
integration and distribution,
and will identify where the NOAA Coastal
Services Center can have the
these three broad issue
areas touch on virtually every one of the dozens of singular issues of
importance to the region,” noted Victoria Pebbles of the Commission
is managing the project.
Dave Knight of
the Great Lakes Commission, a regional expert
on ports and navigation issues, will be leading the needs assessment
the ports and navigation issue area.
experts throughout the Great Lakes
region will be asked to participate on planning teams and
provide guidance and feedback. Future activities and work under the
Services Center–Great Lakes Commission partnership will be driven by
of the assessment.
approach maximizes the use of
organizational and professional capabilities to ensure high-quality
Margaret Davidson, director of the NOAA Coastal
2805 S. Industrial, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6791
NOAA Coastal Services Center
2234 South Hobson Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405