Great Lakes Observing System | An IOOS Regional Data Portal
The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) offers data on maritime safety, ecosystems and fisheries, public health, and climate adaptation and seeks to facilitate the gathering, administration, and dispensing of Great Lakes regional data. This data is visible through either the catalog or map view, both of which are good visualization methods depending on users' preferences. The tool is meant for scientists, managers, and industry stakeholders.
The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) is a national-regional partnership working to provide new tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment. Integrated ocean information is available in near real-time, as well as retrospectively. Easier and better access to this information is improving our ability to understand and predict coastal events such as storms, wave heights, and sea level change. Such knowledge is needed for everything from retail to development planning.
This site is one of eleven regional associations (RAs), which guide the development of and stakeholder input to regional observing activities. The RAs serve the nation's coastal communities, including the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands and territories. All RAs offer data collected in their region through their website data portals. Datasets offered at each portal reflect the regional associations' specific strengths and local partnerships.