Abstracts on Great Lakes Early Warning System Being Accepted for 2021 IAGLR Conference


The International Joint Commission's Great Lakes Science Advisory Board is hosting a session on a Great Lakes Early Warning System (GLEWS) at the upcoming virtual International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Annual Conference, May 17-21, 2021.

The first phase of the GLEWS project was recently completed and includes a recommended organizational approach; the report can be accessed at https://ijc.org/en/sab/towards-great-lakes-early-warning-system.  The second phase was initiated in 2020 and will develop the components of an early warning system associated with five classes of stressors – chemical, biological, nutrients, climate change, human & behavioral – considering both positivist (“western”) science and traditional ecological knowledge approaches.  This session invites contributions that explore different data types, analytical techniques, risk analysis, or horizon scanning approaches that would enable an effective early warning system.  Insights gained through this session will be used to develop advice and recommendations to the International Joint Commission and, in turn, the governments of the United States and Canada.

We invite presentation abstract submissions for the GLEWS session via the conference website at iaglr.blackfin.biz/index.php/session/publicList/4as  (item #21).  Abstracts are due January 22, 2021 and information on how to submit an abstract can be found at Abstracts | IAGLR 2021 | IAGLR (iaglr.org/iaglr2021/abstracts/Abstracts).


Michael Twiss, Clarkson University & IJC SAB member, mtwiss@clarkson.edu

Lucinda Johnson, University of Minnesota-Duluth & IJC SAB member, ljohnson@d.umn.edu

Matthew Child, IJC – Great Lakes Regional Office, childm@windsor.ijc.org

Li Wang, IJC – Great Lakes Regional Office, wangl@windsor.ijc.org