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Your January Update

Save the date: 2023 GLOS Annual Meeting

We hope you can join us! 
📅 May 8
📍 Toronto, Ontario
We’re hosting our annual meeting right before IAGLR 23 in the hopes many can attend both. IAGLR abstracts are due this Friday, Jan 27.
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Seagull wins International Design Award

Seagull recently won a silver International Design Award!
  • To build Seagull's simple, user-first interface, GLOS brought on DIG, a human-centered digital solutions agency from Grand Rapids, MI.
  • The design team was led by Kate Geschwendt, Hayley Lerg, Tony Ellison
  • Seagull’s interface won in the Multimedia/Mobile/Web Application Design category.
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🔴 Join us for the Seagull Users Livestream!

Just before we packed things up for the holidays, Tim and Shelby talked through recent improvements to Seagull, what's coming next, and got to chat with two Seagull users: Jim and Kim who run a charter boat business in northern Michigan. Watch past livestreams.
🗓️ Join us for the next Seagull Users Livestream!
Feb. 1
12:30 PM Eastern
On YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
You will get the chance to: 
✔️ Hear the latest and what we're planning. 
✔️ Ask your questions. 
✔️ Hear from other users. 
⭐️ Learn how some scientists are connecting to Seagull to share data and run forecasts. 
And mark your calendars: We plan to have a fresh livestream for you the first Wednesday of every month.
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Find ice data

Satellite imagery can help scientists track ice coverage on the Great Lakes. This image shows ice coverage in 2009. Image by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.
This has been an abnormally slow winter for ice formation. MLive, looking at data from the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL), recently announced “Ice cover on Great Lakes at near record low.
We’re working on adding ice data to Seagull. There are some great places to check for where ice has (or has not) formed right now:
NOAA GLERL’s CoastWatch is a jackpot. There, you can check the Great Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis (GLSEA), which shows clear color demarcations of ice concentration and lake temperature.
CoastWatch also supplies current ice models and recorded ice levels for the past five decades (notice how low 2023 coverage is so far).
You can even see satellite imagery.
U.S. National Ice Center has some great resources, downloadable map files, and charts, like this one showing ice thickness.
Last, the Canadian Ice Service also puts out charts, historical plots, and helpful daily ice forecasts, and more, in English and French.

Happy observing!

NOAA awards $20.5 million for ocean and coastal resource management

GLOS receives funding from the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), which is a NOAA program. We are the certified Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) for the Great Lakes. Certified? Rice?

The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) recently received $3.7 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

From the announcement that NOAA released on Jan. 17: "$3.7 million went to five U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System regional associations [including GLOS] enhance regional capacity for sharing data and better integration of federal and non-federal data in regions without existing regional ocean partnerships. Funding will also help build new information portals to facilitate data access and data products that support regional coastal, ocean and Great Lakes management priorities."

Read the announcement

P.S. What happened to Lake Superior ice around 1998? Jay Austin, a researcher at University of Minnesota-Duluth, put out some tweet threads about changes in ice formation here and here and some audio here.
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