News Room

July 31, 2012
boats docked at Alexandria Bay
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 31, 2012 – The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), working to coordinate and enhance the network of observations and data access in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River system, announces the launch of its new Boaters Forecast: St. Lawrence River tool –data.glos.us/boaters. Developed for recreational boaters in the St. Lawrence River, the new tool provides information on water currents and depth to help boaters plan a safe and enjoyable boating day.
July 20, 2012
Holland Buoy
Real-time wind and wave conditions are now available near Holland, MI thanks to the efforts of several local organizations. A nearshore buoy was deployed in July 2012 to help improve National Weather Service forecasts, alert boaters and swimmers of hazardous conditions, protect drinking water supplies and aid the US Coast Guard in search and  rescue operations. The organizations involved in bringing the buoy to Holland include the Holland Board of Public Works (BPW), the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Louis Padnos Iron and Metal, and LimnoTech.
June 21, 2012
Great Lakes Kayaking
The NOAA-Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory recently funded the Great Lakes Observation System (GLOS) to expand the development of locally-focused decision support tools consistent with the recommendations of the 2011 GLOS Enterprise Architecture (EA) Design Report.
June 19, 2012
Real-time Beach Data Available on Mobile Devices
Going to the beach? Now you can get real-time information on beach water quality advisories, weather and water conditions all on your mobile phone.
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