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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)


Lake Guardian

Lake Guardian


Mallard, John

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Ship Locator


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Job Opening - Boat Captain


Posted under Classifieds on Mon Nov 28 2016

Position: Education & Research Vessel Captain: Grand Valley State University Terms: Part time, hourly employee with 12-month assignment Location: Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Muskegon, Michigan Duties: Will operate the Univers ... [ read more ]


2017 Science Vessel Workshop


Posted under Latest News on Thu Oct 27 2016

Please Save the Date! - The 2017 Great Lakes Science Vessel Coordination Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan.  The program will run from approximately 8 AM to 3 PM.  More de ... [ read more ]


Moran Iron Works


Posted under Latest News on Tue Nov 15 2016

Moran Iron Works has been added to our list of shipyards - Please check out the  listings under the "Ships" tab above and share your experiences at our annual workshop!  ... [ read more ]




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