Summits & Working Groups
CIGLR convenes top experts from Great Lakes universities, NGOs, government agencies, and businesses to participate in summits and working groups (SWGs) focused on identifying the most pressing research and management needs to achieve sustainability in the Great Lakes.
Summits comprise groups of 20-30 invited experts meeting for 2-3 days to summarize the state of knowledge and recommend future directions on Great Lakes problems that span decadal time-scales.
Working groups bring together smaller groups (8-12) for up to one week to make detailed progress on more narrow Great Lakes issues with solutions on the time scale of months to years.
Summits and working groups are centered on CIGLR’s research themes and are designed to advance Great Lakes science and contribute to CIGLR’s mission to increase NOAA’s research capacity across the Great Lakes.
CIGLR funds and hosts three to five SWGs per year. Competitive funding up to $20,000 is awarded for SWGs led by Regional Consortium University Partners or Private Sector Partners, with Steering Committee participation by NOAA GLERL representatives.
Meteotsunami Forecasting and Warning System for the Laurentian Great Lakes: New Paradigm for Big Data Challenges and Analytics
Dates: June 19-21, 2017
Leads: Chin Wu, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dave Kristovich, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Philip Chu, NOAA GLERL; Eric Anderson, NOAA GLERL; Steven Ruberg, NOAA GLERL; Greg Mann, NOAA NWS; Yu-Hen Hu, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Victoria Campbell-Arvai, University of Michigan
GLERL Research Program: Integrated Physical and Ecological Modeling and Forecasting
Dates: July 18-20, 2017
Leads: J. Val Klump, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Kevin Fermanich, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Robert W. Howe, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
GLERL Research Program: Ecosystem Dynamics