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NOAA's GLRI Projects in 2010


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NOAA's GLRI Projects in 2010

  1. 1. at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationIn a world where the demand for fresh surface water increases every year, therestoration and protection of the Great Lakes is vital, as the lakes contain 20 percentof the world’s and 95 percent of the U.S. fresh surface water supply. Recognizing thesignificance of the Great Lakes to our nation and the need for action, President Obamahas made restoring the Great Lakes a national priority. Through this commitment to U.S. Department of Commercerestoring the Great Lakes, $475 million was invested in the region in 2010, by wayof the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). As one of 15 Federal Agencies National Oceanic andcollaborating with U.S. EPA to implement this effort, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationAtmospheric Administration (NOAA) was allocated $29.72 million to help accomplishrestoration goals using its ground-breaking science, data products and services, 4840 S. State Rd.prediction, and partnerships. Ann Arbor, MI 48108NOAA is making significant contributions to the GLRI through each of the projectslisted below. By expanding and enhancing many well-established programs, andby advancing the science in many areas that have been identified as critical to thesuccess of the Initiative, NOAA is adhering to the GLRI principles of accountability,action, and urgency. For more info: 2010 Funded Projects Jennifer DayToxic Substances & Areas of Concern Aquatic Invasive Species NOAA Great Lakes• Expanded Long-term Great Lakes • Great Lakes Aquatic Nuisance Species Regional Coordinator Contaminant Monitoring Information System Expansion 734.741.2266• Modeling Atmospheric Deposition to the • Regional Ecosystem Prediction- Aquatic Great Lakes Invasive Species in the Great Lakes• Lake Sturgeon Health Assessment• Great Lakes Watershed Environmental Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Contamination Database Expansion Restoration • Coastal and Estuarine Land Conserva-Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source tion Grant Program “We must leave the GreatPollution • Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Grant Lakes better for the next• Land Use Change and Agricultural Lands Program generation than the Indicator Development condition• Developing Predictive Models to Improve Accountability, Education, Monitoring, in which we inherited Coastal and Human Health and Beach Evaluation, Communication, and them” Forecasting Partnership• Identifying Land Use Tipping Points that • Implementation of Lakewide - Great Lakes Threaten Great Lakes Ecosystems Management Plans Restoration Initiative • Great Lakes Observing System Action Plan Implementation and Enhancement • Coordination and Prioritization of Great Lakes Climate Change Activities - Topographic and Bathymetric Data Inventory & Collection for the Great Lakes - Regional Climate Research for Application to Decision Making