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Smart Great Lakes Initiative gains momentum at Toronto meeting 

On December 5, 2019, GLOS, Cleveland Water Alliance, and Council of the Great Lakes Region hosted forty governmental, academic, and environmental policy leaders in Toronto, Ontario to introduce the Smart Great Lakes Initiative.

The binational initiative exists to identify and meet the information needs of the Great Lakes region in order to improve the way people learn about and respond to lake events, inform critical policy, and direct future science and innovation.  

Interested in getting connected? Email Smart Great Lakes Liaison Katie Rousseau at
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Frontiers in Marine Science publishes paper by GLOS and partners on making Lake Erie smart

In early December, GLOS staff and partners from LimnoTech and Cleveland Water Alliance published a paper in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science that lays out vision for how people, policy, and technology innovations, working synergistically, can help make Lake Erie smart.

The paper details how, by deploying a new suite of technologies to support intelligent water management and decision-making, Lake Erie can serve as a test bed for such innovation in all the Great Lakes.

To highlight an early example of this, the paper describes a GLOS-led early warning system project to create a system that connects people with real-time data related to harmful algal blooms. By bringing together multiple types of data and sending text message alerts as conditions worsen, the system aims to make it simpler than ever before to understand what's going on in the water and make informed decisions.
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Submit your abstracts to IAGLR 2020

IAGLR 2020: Focusing on the Future
Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 8-12, 2020

The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 63rd annual conference* is accepting abstracts until Friday, January 24.

Of the 50 proposed sessions, GLOS is leading these three:

#25 The role of observations, base data and models in the new GLOS tech platform

#26 GLOS: Lakebed 2030 - building a better basemap

#27 Map the Great Lakes to understand underwater habitats

Submitting an abstract or want to collaborate? Hit "Reply" to let us know!

*What's IAGLR 2020? The five-day conference brings together the Great Lakes research community each year for sessions, poster presentations, workshops on a variety of topics, and a trade show. 
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P.S. Want to learn more about Smart Great Lakes? Watch the webinar here
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