In November 2016, the Great Lakes Commission convened a workshop to review the status of preventing aquatic invasive species introduction and spread through ballast water discharge. The GLC prepared this proceedings document to summarize the workshop.
Full proceedings, findings and recommendations.
Project Proposal submitted to the Office of Global Programs, NOAA: Climate Fluctuations and the Great Lakes Basin: Socio-economic Dimensions and Policy Implications.
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Commerce: Safety, Energy and Environmental Implications of Modal Shifts
The Great Lakes Commission has undertaken a “modal shift” study for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River commercial navigation system. Through a method of shifting selected waterborne commodity movements to alternative surface modes, the study was designed to assess the comparative energy usage, emission impacts and safety risks of one transportation mode in relation to others.
Signatories to this declaration represent organizations whose constituencies represent a broad representation of maritime interests in the binational Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River region. The Declaration identifies and articulates widely held principles for use, development and enhancement of the System now and in the future.
Prepared by the Great Lakes Commission Steel Policy Task Force.
Prepared for the Great Lakes Commission by The Transportation Service Data Resources, Inc.
Published in: The Great Lakes: Living with North America’s Inland Waters – American Water Resources Association
Extending the Shipping Season in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System: the realities after a three year evaluation.