Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GLOS Data Blueprint Webinar Series

Jul 6: The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) announced that it will be hosting a webinar series to further develop objectives and strategies identified during its recent workshop "Developing a Data Blueprint for Decision-Making."  This webinar series is for resource managers and decision-makers to learn more about GLOS capabilities and provide input on their information needs which can include any data gaps, integration issues, modeling or data delivery needs.

    The webinars will be held: Wednesday July 28, 2010, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EST on Climate Change Adaptation and Hazards; Thursday July 29, 2010, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EST, on Fisheries Management and from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM EST on LaMP/AOC Management; and Friday July 30, 2010, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EST on Public Health and Water Security from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM EST on Maritime Industries.
    The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) is an effort dedicated to providing wide internet access to real-time and historic data on the hydrology, biology, chemistry, geology and cultural resources of the Great Lakes, its interconnecting waterways and the St. Lawrence River. GLOS is a regional node of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) initiative. The IOOS is a federal, regional, and private-sector partnership working to enhance our ability to collect, deliver, and use ocean information. GLOS recently announced that it received funding through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to assist efforts to monitor the Great Lakes and assess critical information needs in the region. The $1,080,815 grant was provided through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for supporting observing systems in the Great Lakes.
    Access the GLOS website for more information and background (click here). For more information on the webinars contact
Kelli Paige (click here).