NOAA Offices Collaborate to Enhance Data and Information in the Great Lakes Region
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) staff are integrating efforts in the Great Lakes region to provide technology, information, and indicators to support sound decision making. Several NOAA projects and activities in the Great Lakes were reported at the US/Canada Regional Data Exchange meeting on October 29, 2007 in an effort to improve development and delivery of regional products and services. The presentation titled “Ecological Monitoring and Reporting: Integrated NOAA Information and Indicators to Support Decision Making for the Great Lakes Region” was one component of this meeting, presented by a National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science researcher. Other NOAA partners that participated include the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, National Geophysical Data Center, and the Office of Response and Restoration.