Upcoming information participation opportunities

Posted by: GLOS_Admin May 25, 2018

Along with sharing data, GLOS likes to offer educational opportunities and venues in which to interact. A couple of events are happening soon.

You can register now for the “Great Lakes Takes on the 2018 MTS Buoy Workshop” on Friday, June 1st at 12:00 noon EDT at the following URL:

This GLOS-sponsored webinar will provide an overview of the proceedings of the 12th Marine Technological Society Buoy Workshop, which was hosted by NOAA-GLERLCIGLR and GLOS on April 9-11 in Ann Arbor. The workshop is held bi-annually to review the state-of-the-art in moored observing system capabilities, and draws presenters and attendees from around the world.

During the webinar, our panelists Steve RubergTom JohengenJamey Anderson and Ed Verhamme) will share takeaways relevant to the Great Lakes – such as innovations and lessons learned regarding buoy power supplies, satellite communications, and even shackle selection. We will look for your feedback and also discuss potential follow-up opportunities for the Great Lakes observing community.

The final program from the workshop is available online at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Headed to Toronto for the International Association of Great Lakes Researchers conference in June? Register now to save your space in our handy workshop on Tuesday, June 19.

The workshop will provide researchers with an overview of the Great Lakes Observing System and the GLOS services available to support data management and sharing activities like those required by government grants and open data policies. The GLOS data management team will present an introduction to GLOS’s data management infrastructure, instructions on how to create and publish metadata to the GEO Great Lakes Metadata Catalog, and the steps needed to publish and archive data with GLOS for others’ access. The workshop will include a hands-on activity in developing metadata. Attendees may bring their own examples to use in the activity or samples will be provided.


See a recent buoy calibration event in action.