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Great Lakes science vessels work on a freshwater sea of more than 94,000 square miles helping scientists, educators and resource managers understand, restore and protect a global treasure.


GLASS is dedicated to improving communication & collaboration between science vessels & helping to best match the capabilities of all vessels with the needs of research & educational programs throughout the Great Lakes. This database includes U.S. & Canadian vessels in a wide range of sizes & capabilities. Information about active public & private research or educational vessels is posted. Information about old science vessels that are retired or no longer in service as science ships is also provided for reference and is marked: (historical). Use the ship locator map to find science vessels, check their status, locations, schedules & points of contact. Registered users can post news, job ope

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Featured Science Vessels


Here are some featured science vessels cruising the Great Lakes

Ontario Explorer

Ontario Explorer


Chicoine, Jon

Muskie

Muskie


Rutz, Gary

Arcticus

Arcticus


Bergan, Joe

Superior Explorer (Formerly Atigamayg)

Superior Explorer (Formerly Atigamayg)


Deeg, John

Erie Monitor

Erie Monitor


Justin Chaffin, Arthur Wolf, Craig Genheimer, Matt Thomas

Spencer F. Baird

Spencer F. Baird


Bohn, David

Limnos (CCGS)

Limnos (CCGS)


Kingfisher

Kingfisher


Lee, Rual

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Research Vessel Chinook to become exhibit at Besser Museum


Posted under Latest News on Mon Aug 8 2016

  The DNR has donated the 50-foot Chinook, a Michigan-based research vessel to the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan.  Fundraising efforts are taking place to transform the vessel into an exhibit. The Chinook was designed and built in ... [ read more ]


USCG transitioning eight Great Lakes, year-round stations to seasonal posts


Posted under Latest News on Tue Apr 26 2016

Coast Guard transitioning eight Great Lakes, year-round stations to seasonal posts Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Ninth Coast Guard District will convert eight of its Great Lakes boat stations to seasonal summertime units. These stations wil ... [ read more ]


New Funding for Great Lakes Fishery Research Vessels


Posted under Latest News on Fri Feb 26 2016

Bills were introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate on February 23, 2016 that would give a Michigan-based U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) fleet stable, long-term federal support.  $17.5 million in funding over nine years starting in 2017 ... [ read more ]




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