Our Focus

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GLOS activity focuses on areas which correspond to IOOS societal goals.

These are identified by members, partners, and users as being important to the Great Lakes and fall into these categories:

Maritime Safety

Maritime Safety 

GOAL: Provide data to support safety and efficiency of commercial maritime operations and recreational navigation across the Great Lakes.

Ecosystems & Fisheries

Ecosystems & Fisheries 

GOAL: Provide data to support policies and decision-making that result in protection, ecological restoration, and enable multiple sustainable uses of healthy Great Lakes and coastal ecosystems.

Public Health

Public Health 

GOAL: Provide data and information aggregation tools to support policies, planning, and decision making that improves public health and supports Great Lakes water security.

Climate Adaptation

Climate Adaptation 

GOAL: Provide data to enable analyses and syntheses, tool development, and validation to effectively mitigate natural hazards and support climate adaptation and decision-making.

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