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  • Great Lakes have ocean issues…plus Governance Issues Source Water Physical issues Coal mine canary for climate change Binational and tribal management Drinking water quality protection Great Lakes compact (eight states, Ontario and Quebec) Physical issues Coal mine canary for climate change Affects shipping, coastal development, ecology Evidence that evaporation and levels effects are apparent now $15 million IJC levels study focusing on climate issues – why is Lake Huron low relative to Lake Erie? How to manage releases from Lake Superior if climate is changing?
  • Categorize: Identify User Needs for Data/Information and Tools Coordinate: response to user needs – identify entities with expertise to address identified needs, help find resources both through NOAA and external to it, to develop, test and implement tools Coordinate: the coordination is going to occur virtually, through the GLOS website, and through value-added opportunities such as workshops and conferences, Cooperate: make tools available on line Collaborate: GLOS purpose is to fill gaps, not challenge existing missions.
  • Systems grant projects, especially Huron to Erie modeling and HarborView Planning Grant Education and Outreach focus on needs assessment Nascent membership strategy to target stakeholders
  • The Great Lake Observing System is being designed with 11 key subsystem components listed on this slide.
  • Political context – funding for and role of science in policy – is daunting Scientists are from Saturn and resource managers from Earth
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    • 1. July 16, 2008 Jennifer Read
    • 2.  
    • 3. GLOS Role & Mission
      • Categorize
      • Coordinate
      • Cooperate
      • Collaborate
    • 4. Stakeholder Engagement
      • Stakeholders are people who need data/information to support safe, efficient/effective and environmentally sound work and play
      • GLOS’ first priority is to strengthen stakeholder engagement
    • 5.
      • Climate Change
      • Ecosystem/ Food web
      • Public Health
      • Navigation
      Critical Issues to be Addressed
    • 6. GLOS Structure and Governance
      • GLOS-RA leadership
        • Jennifer Read, Executive Director (designate)
        • Christine Manninen, GLC, E/O and Communications Coordinator, NFRA Board member
        • 12 member Board of Directors (8 currently)
        • Program Review Panel not yet constituted
        • Great Lakes Sea Grant Network lead for E/O
      • Organizational structure
        • Public non-profit, Michigan corporation
        • 501(c)(3) tax exempt status pending
    • 7. GLOS Structure and Governance
      • Board membership
        • No affiliations
        • No formal user group representation
        • Monthly conference calls
        • Annual Business/Technical meetings
        • Quarterly calls/meetings of subsystem teams
    • 8.
      • Board of Directors
      • Dr. Alfred Beeton (Treasurer)
      • Dr. Gail Krantzberg
      • Dr. Frank Kudrna, P.E. (Vice Chair)
      • Mr. Tracy Mehan
      • Mr. Dale Phenicie
      • Dr. Harvey Shear
      • Mr. Nelson Thomas
      • Mr. Bill Werick (Chair)
      GLOS Structure and Governance
    • 9.
      • Deep Water Observations
      • Science Vessels
      • Interconnecting Waterways
      • Nearshore Observations
      • Atmospheric Monitoring
      • Remote Sensing
      • Modeling and
      • Ecological Forecasting
      • Information Integration
      • Education and Outreach
      Great Lakes Observing System Subsystems:
    • 10. Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy Protect drinking water supplies Restore biologic integrity Reduce loadings of nutrients, sediments and nutrients Clean up toxic hot spots Enhance resiliency to climatic variability / change Limit adverse affects from aquatic invasive species Improve navigation safety and efficiency Support sustainable coastal communities
    • 11. Great Lakes Federal Backbone Observations
    • 12. Funding
      • Systems Grant
      • 2007-08 $500K
        • Huron-Erie Modeling
        • HarborView
        • Great Lakes Modeling Assessment Center
        • Offshore Implementation
      • Planning Grant
      • 2008-09 $400K
        • Expand RA membership; refine Business Plan; implement regional DMAC
    • 13. GLOS and the SAB
      • Science, policy and management challenges
      • GLOS mission is to find ways for science to support problem solutions for the Great Lakes
      • SAB and GLOS are partners in finding beneficial uses for NOAA science.
    • 14. Questions?
      • Jennifer Read
      • [email_address]
      • 734.936.3622