What We Do

We coordinate users, collectors, and providers of Great Lakes data at various scales to identify needs for data, information, and products; identify gaps; and avoid duplication. 

We represent the Great Lakes in a global community that establishes technology standards to improve data management and exchange. 

We enhance the region's network of observing and monitoring activities. 

We provide data services to support the region's need for data, modeling, and other data tools or products.

The Great Lakes Observing System is a coordinated network of people, equipment and technology working together to provide data about the Great Lakes in a variety of formats and applications.