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Why We Are Here. Eric Lindstrom, Co-chair Interagency Ocean Observation Committee Great Lakes Industry Workshop June 21, 2011. Table of Contents. Partnerships and Alliances. Great Lakes. Observing System. Importance of Observing the Great Lakes. Largest body of freshwater in the world

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why we are here

Why We Are Here

Eric Lindstrom, Co-chair

Interagency Ocean Observation Committee

Great Lakes Industry Workshop

June 21, 2011

table of contents
Table of Contents

Partnerships and Alliances

Great Lakes

Observing System

importance of observing the great lakes
Importance of Observing the Great Lakes
  • Largest body of freshwater in the world
  • 18% percent global freshwater
  • 95,000 square miles total
  • 9,000 miles of shoreline
  • 5,000 tributaries
  • 288,000 square miles of drainage area
  • 40 million people
  • $4.5 trillion annual Gross Regional Product
great lakes growth impacts
Great Lakes Growth & Impacts

2010 Outlook for Jobs

  • 994,879 Manufacturing
  • 217,635 Tourism
  • 118,550 Shipping
  • 118,430 Agriculture
  • 38,085 Science
  • 10,980 Utilities
  • 10,003 Mining
  • Water levels
  • Invasive species
  • Point-source pollution
  • Nonpoint-source pollution
  • Atmospheric pollution

Great Lakes Region Population

(in Thousands)

Bureau of Economic Assessment

largest freshwater fishery
Largest Freshwater Fishery
  • Fishery management
  • Invasive species monitoring
  • Harmful algal blooms
shipping transportation
Shipping & Transportation
  • 15 Major International Ports
  • 50 Smaller, Regional Ports
  • 163 million tons of cargo each year
  • 118,550 jobs in shipping, freight transport, and warehousing
a national federation of regional associations
A National Federation of Regional Associations
  • U.S. Coastal Communities
  • Great Lakes
  • Caribbean and the Pacific Islands
  • National Federation of Regional Associations
integrated ocean observing system
Integrated Ocean Observing System
  • An Integrated and Sustained Observing and Prediction System.
  • A collaborative framework.
    • 17 Federal Agencies
    • 11 Regional Associations
  • Three Subsystems
    • Observations
    • Data Management & Communications
    • Modeling & Assessment
  • Three Cross Cuts
    • Research and Development
    • Outreach/Education
    • Regional Governance and Management
iooc and the great lakes
IOOC and the Great Lakes

Integrated Ocean Observing System

Alliances

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Global Ocean Observing System

  • ~8000 Platforms
  • Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
knowing partners building alliances
Knowing Partners & Building Alliances
  • National Ocean Policy
    • Strengthening the Governance Structure
    • Implementing Strategies (Nine Priority Objectives)
    • Designing a Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) framework
  • Federal Government
    • Working to protect habitats, human and health
    • Funding research, cleanup, restoration, and pollution prevention activities
  • Industry
    • Supporting Research and Development
    • Providing essential platforms
  • Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
    • Creating Decision Support Tools
    • Providing Data Management
  • Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS)
    • Observing & Monitoring
    • Conducting Modeling & Analysis
    • Developing Products
conclusion
Conclusion
  • What are your data needs?
  • Benefits for your operations.
  • New, sustainable partnerships.