Upcoming Engagement Events & Opportunities

For information related to past and upcoming research engagement events hosted by CIGLR, click on the events listed below. Event pages include agendas, presentations, and additional resources relevant to the event. Some engagement events are open to anyone interested, while others are reserved for invited participants. If you are looking for ways to engage in CIGLR’s research, check out our fact sheet and contact Research Engagement Program Lead, Riley Ravary.

2024 Engagement Events

Water Level Modeling & Prediction

  • TBA

Ice Forecasting

  • TBA

Harmful Algal Blooms

  1. This spring, 2024, the CIGLR Research Engagement Team is analyzing the usability & functionality of GLERL/CIGLR decision support tools and monitoring data for harmful algal blooms. If you use these tools and data, or you are interested in helping us improve them, we would love to talk with you! Please reach out to Megan DiCocco (mdicocco@umich.edu) or Aubrey Arnt (aarnt@umich.edu) to get involved!

How you can help:

      • Discuss your data needs & usability opinions with our team via a semi-structured interview or informal conversation (virtually or in-person)
      • Participate in a usability test of our websites facilitated by the CIGLR Engagement Team
      • Provide feedback or thoughts to our team via email
  1. Are you interested in Saginaw Bay water quality? A team of researchers and modelers from NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL)  and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) are considering the development of contemporary modeling in Saginaw Bay to link nutrient inputs to ecosystem variables and water quality. Such modeling can support adaptive management for the bay and Lake Huron. To help guide the direction this modeling might take, the CIGLR Research Engagement Team wants to understand your needs related to nutrient information, ecological indicators, data, and modeling for management & decision support in Saginaw Bay.

This spring, 2024, you can share your Saginaw Bay needs and opinions by taking a survey or scheduling an informal interview with our team! Email Megan DiCocco (mdicocco@umich.edu) to learn more!

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