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Ice cover data
Canadian Ice Service (1/15)
Check this site for daily ice cover charts for the five Great Lakes. Thickness and stages of ice development are shown.

Great Lakes Association of Science Ships (GLASS)
(1/14)
The 2014 Science Vessel Coordination Workshop will be held on Jan. 16 in Traverse City, Mich. GLASS is dedicated to improving communication and collaboration between science vessels and helping to best match the capabilities of vessels with the needs of research and educational programs throughout the Great Lakes.

GLIN January Site of the Month: Great Lakes Day in Washington 2014
Great Lakes Commission (1/13)
The 2014 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., will take place March 4-6, 2014. These events feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies. Register now through Feb. 3 to receive a discount!

EDITORIAL: The Battle of Lake Erie, 200 years later
Cleveland Plain Dealer (9/10)
The U.S. Postal Service released a Battle of Lake Erie commemorative stamp on Tuesday, the 200th anniversary of the battle.

Vowel movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English
Slate (8/22)
From Syracuse, N.Y., in the east to Milwaukee in the west, 34 million Americans are revolutionizing the sound of English, which is baffling many linguists.

Gulf oil spill could swallow greatest of lakes
Great Lakes ECHO (6/7)
If an accident like the Gulf oil spill had occurred on the sweetwater seas, just how large an area would it cover?

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The GLIN Information Center serves up Great Lakes news, a regional events calendar, a laws and policy reference guide, and links to current job opportunities and funding sources. You'll also find image galleries, and communication tools including GLIN's popular e-mail list: glin-announce.

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General Resources
GLIN-announce
More than 500 people subscribe to GLIN's most popular list to keep track of the latest news of interest to the Great Lakes community. You'll read announcements about Great Lakes news and events, the release of reports, requests for proposals, federal budget updates and more.

A Glossary of the Great Lakes
Minnesota Sea Grant
The glossary provides a quick and easy reference to environmental programs, agencies and terminology related to the Great Lakes.

GLERL Photo Gallery
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
This gallery is organized into seven different categories: Facilities / Vessels, Fieldwork, Ice, Lake Levels, Miscellaneous, Logos, and Waterlife. Most NOAA / GLERL photos are in the public domain and cannot be copyrighted. There is no fee for using the photos, but credit must be given to NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory unless otherwise noted in the photo caption.

Great Lakes Atlas
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This Environmental Atlas and Resource Book is an excellent resource on the Great Lakes, including physical characteristics, natural processes, people, concerns, joint management and new directions (mirrored on Environment Canada's site).

Great Lakes Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
COSEE Great Lakes is adding critical freshwater components to the national COSEE network and enhancing ocean/Great Lakes science literacy in the region and beyond.

ProfNet
This collaborative of information officers linked via the Internet gives journalists free, convenient access to expert sources.

Summary of Environmental Law in North America
Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
The CEC created this summary to improve public access to the environmental law of the three parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement; i.e., Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The U.S. EPA Newsroom
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Keep up to date on EPA news and activities by visiting this web space, which provides quick links to all EPA regions, press releases, speeches and testimony, and requests for proposals.

Visualizing the Great Lakes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
GLNPO has an extensive collection of images from around the Great Lakes that is available for you to use.

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