Past Stakeholder Workshops & Events

Ice Forecasting

  • Summer 2020: Experimental Great Lakes Ice Forecast Interview Study

GLISA and CIGLR partnered to interview stakeholders within the Great Lakes Navigation and Transportation industry to gain a deeper understanding of their decision-support needs during winter navigation. Results informed recommendations for the development of a short-term Great Lakes Ice 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.

Harmful Algal Blooms

  • March 18th, 2020: HAB Monitoring in Michigan Waters Partner Meeting

In response to feedback received from the 2019 Saginaw Bay Harmful Algal Bloom Workshop, a meeting was convened to increase coordination among organizations that monitor water quality in Saginaw Bay. This work continues into 2021 as partners identify monitoring priorities and opportunities for resource sharing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hypoxia

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.