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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


Cherry, Tim

Articus

Articus


Bergan, Joe

Superior Explorer (Formerly Atigamayg)

Superior Explorer (Formerly Atigamayg)


Deeg, John

Neeskay

Neeskay


Stamatelakys, Greg

Spencer F. Baird

Spencer F. Baird


Coregonus

Coregonus


Bastar, Brandon

Coriolis II

Coriolis II


Richard, Andr

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Ship Locator


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Request for Liferaft


Posted under Latest News on Wed May 6 2015

Request: Loan or rental of 8 to 12 person, up to date inspected life raft for use aboard R/V NEESKAY based at Milwaukee, WI for 2 weeks use starting May 28th, 2015.  Contact Rob Paddock at: rpaddock@uwm.edu  ... [ read more ]


Nancy K Featured on Great Lakes Echo


Posted under Latest News on Wed Jul 16 2014

The Nancy K is featured in the latest Great Lakes Echo supporting research on plastic in the Great Lakes. See the following link for the full story - Click here==> Great Lakes Echo ... [ read more ]


Vessel General Permit (VGP)


Posted under Latest News on Thu Jan 29 2009

Vessel Discharges Final Vessel General Permithttp://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=350The 2008 Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulates discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels operating in a capacity as a means of transportatio ... [ read more ]




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