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GLIN==> 2006 GREAT LAKES RIP CURRENT CONFERENCE ON JUNE 6th IN MANITOWOC, WI



Submitted by Victoria Harris <harrisv@uwgb.edu>
 
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UW SEA GRANT TO HOST THE 2006 GREAT LAKES RIP CURRENT CONFERENCE ON JUNE 6th IN MANITOWOC, WI

 

The annual Great Lakes Rip Current Conference will be held this year on June 6th in Manitowoc, WI at the Inn on Maritime Bay. The past several years this annual conference has been hosted by Michigan Sea Grant at various locations around Michigan. This year?s agenda will include:

 

Rip Current Science, Case Studies & Prediction

·        Rip currents in the Great Lakes: What is known and not known

·        Case studies of 2005 rip current incidents

·        Update on rip currents in the Duluth area of Lake Superior

·        Demonstration project on rip current forecasting and observation using x-band mobile radar

 

Rip Current Education & Outreach

·        Begin a rip current education campaign in your community

·        Mackinac County Water Safety Review Team: Educating the public on rip currents

·        Panel discussion: Future needs for education and research on Great Lakes rip currents

 

See the attachment or visit http://seagrant.wisc.edu/coastalhazards/ for more information, including the final agenda, conference contacts and conference registration form.


The Great Lakes Rip Current Conference is just one regional effort as part of the NOAA?s Rip Current Awareness Week, June 4-10, 2006. The rip current annual awareness week is one part of NOAA?s campaign aimed at increasing rip current awareness. The goal of the annual awareness campaign and associated research is to reduce the number of fatalities through research and outreach. Be sure to check out http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/ for more information about the Rip Current Awareness week activities as well as general information on rip currents.

 

Gene R. Clark, PE

Coastal Engineering Specialist

UW Sea Grant Institute

Lake Superior Field Office

University of Wisconsin-Superior

246 Hawkes Hall

Superior, WI  54880-9985

715-394-8472

715-394-8454 (fax)

gclark1@uwsuper.edu

 

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