Have an observing story to tell, insights to share, or best practices to contribute from 2020 or beyond?
Join GLOS Observing Technology Manager Shelby Brunner and researcher Mike McKay of the University of Windsor.
Abstracts are accepted through January 22.
"Observing and monitoring the Great Lakes is a diverse and challenging landscape -- from securing shiptime for deployment and maintenance to testing emerging technologies to delivery of quality data to the end users. Add a pandemic into the logistics and these efforts can border on mayhem.
Despite the mayhem that the 2020 field season brought, data providers responded with resilience and adaptability that made the year a success. These lessons learned in an especially difficult field season, as well as normal best practices and techniques for developing and establishing an observing program, are the focus for this session. This session is a venue for sharing observing and data management best practices, challenges, and strategies (pandemic related or otherwise) with one another and the Great Lakes Observing System team. Development of new observing technologies and platforms within the Great Lakes basin to fill identified gaps are also encouraged.
The Great Lakes observing community can and should learn from one another to foster a greater sense of community, increase coordination across institutions, learn about emerging areas of interest, and educate the next generation of observers."
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