Overview

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GLOS programming is organized to address focus areas which correspond to IOOS societal goals and are management issues, identified by members, partners, and users as being important to the Great Lakes.

While specific elements of annual work plan programming will be driven by user needs and the value of the related products and services, GLOS typically works to address the following goals:

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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