Past Stakeholder Workshops & Events

2019 Stakeholder Events

Master’s Students from the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability supported development of a needs assessment workshop for public water systems that draw water from Saginaw Bay to discuss knowledge, perceptions, and impacts to decision-making related to HABs. Recommendations were made for the development of a Saginaw Bay HAB forecast.

 

Members of the Lake Carriers’ Association, U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA discuss the ice information needs of the transportation/navigation industry, and how to develop a Great Lakes ice forecast that meets those needs.

 

Community members in the Saginaw Bay region discussed knowledge, perceptions, and impacts to decision-making related to HABs in Saginaw Bay. Recommendations were made for the development of a Saginaw Bay HAB forecast. 

 

2018 Stakeholder Events

Community members were invited to participate in focus groups to pilot a survey designed to assess public preference for regulatory approaches to managing harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.

 

All interested stakeholders and partners were invited to receive an update on the development of the hypoxia forecast, the webpage designed as its user interface, and the results of the focus group study.

 

Public water systems in Ohio and Ontario were invited to participate in a focus group to discuss their knowledge, perceptions, and information needs related to hypoxia in Lake Erie. Recommendations were provided for the development of a hypoxia forecast.


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2017 Stakeholder Events

Members of the recreational fishing community were invited to participate in focus groups to discuss their knowledge, perceptions, and information needs related to HABs in Lake Erie. Recommendations were provided for the development of the HAB Tracker forecast.