GLOS where you are

Posted by: GLOS_Admin July 5, 2018

This summer GLOS staffers have gotten out of the office and into the classroom, the tent, and the lock. Did you run into GLOS this month?

  • Every year NOAA hosts “Science Days,” an opportunity to learn about exceptional projects from around the country. This June Kelli Paige, GLOS executive director, went to Advancing NOAA Science through Public and Private Partnerships, the 12th annual event. Kelli’s presentation on how the observing system is helping Great Lakes municipal water treatment agencies improve public drinking water quality was also chosen as part of a media event, a distinction that spoke to the broad appeal of the topic. You can watch her segment here.
  • GLOS Executive Director Kelli Paige spoke at the Stone Lab guest lecture on “Supporting a Smart Lake Erie.” The series of lectures presents a number of relevant Lake Erie topics. GLOS supports observations in Lake Erie and around the basin, making the Great Lakes smarter. You can watch Kelli and a research brief from Dr. Jessica D’Ambrosio here.
  • Once a year the Army Corps of Engineers allows the general public on to the Soo Locks. The event is always well attended, and this year more than 8k people crossed the bridges to get close to the ships passing through the locks. GLOS communications manager Kristin Schrader had a booth next to the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research. Plenty of boaters stopped by to see what tools GLOS had to offer to keep them safe and informed while out on the water.
  • International Association of Great Lakes Researchers – The GLOS data management team got the chance to present a workshop at University of Toronto-Scarborough. GLOS Program Manager Becky Pearson kicked off a program that explored how to get started sharing data, storing data, and making sure your data is virtuous. The team has been putting together some terrific webinars, too, so keep an eye out for more support from them soon.

If you’d like to spend some time with GLOS the best way to do it is to attend the annual meeting, this October 16 and 17. Save the date, and watch this site for information, coming soon.