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Great Lakes Observing System Offers Improved Access to Data and Tools
- Published on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 23:50
- Jeff Kart
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The site was developed for Great Lakes data users, and provides improved access to data, products, tools and information on GLOS projects.
“(GLOS) provides a key infrastructure for the expansion of beach water-quality ‘nowcasts,’ which can improve public safety and reduce the number of unnecessary advisories and beach closures throughout the Great Lakes,” according to Adam Mednick, a research scientist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
“The redesigned GLOS website makes accessing meteorological and hydrodynamic data needed to operate daily nowcast models more efficient — and makes it easier for state, local, and federal partners to collaborate on the development and implementation of these systems.”
The Great Lakes Observing System is a nonprofit association that works to connect data users with data providers to support policy and decision-making.
GLOS is one of 11 regional associations of the Integrated Ocean Observing System, a partnership effort of 17 U.S. federal agencies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.