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Former CEO Kelli Paige grew and transformed GLOS over 12 years

Kelli Paige talks at a microphone
Kelli Paige joined the Great Lakes Observing System in 2009 as a program manager fresh off stints in county government and conservation nonprofits. Over the next 12 years, she helped grow the organization’s partnerships, in-house talent, and regional leadership.
She served as director, then CEO, starting and leading the Smart Great Lakes Initiative and launching Seagull, GLOS’ platform for Great Lakes data. She moved on from GLOS in January, leaving GLOS transformed by her leadership and vision.
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Register for the Annual Meeting and Seagull Workshop!

Registration opened last week for our 2023 Annual Meeting and the (first ever) Seagull Workshop.
The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to hear from GLOS partners and leadership and network with the observing community.
The Seagull Workshop will take place after the annual meeting and give an in-depth look at Seagull’s development past, present, and future. Participants can connect with other users and provide in-person feedback.
Register soon! Space is limited.
Annual Meeting
Seagull Workshop

New light and temperature sensor arrays yield first year of data, available soon on Seagull

The unique light and temperature moorings occupy 13 locations in Lake Ontario, year-round. Image by Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson is a food web guy, but he’s also a lake monitoring guy.
In 2021, Johnson, a longtime researcher at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and a binational group of researchers from five other agencies applied for a unique Smart Great Lakes mini-grant.
The project successfully deployed 13 sub-surface light and temperature sensor arrays onto existing GLATOS acoustic telemetry moorings across Lake Ontario. And soon the first year’s dataset will be available to the public on Seagull.
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Read the 2022 Annual Report

2022 was an action-packed year, from launching our Seagull platform, to wrapping up a series of diverse mini-grant projects, to advancing the Lakebed 2030 effort with a new crowdsourced bathymetry pipeline.
And the work we do to put more Great Lakes data into peoples’ hands is only possible because of the uniquely collaborative, ingenious spirit of the Great Lakes observing network. Thank you!
Thank you for being an observer, whether you use the data, deploy observing platforms, or fight for better policies and public access to the region’s monitoring data.
If you’d like us to mail you hard copies, don’t hesitate to email
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P.S. If you haven't enjoyed the incredible images from @NOAASatellites, here you go.
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