SOLM Conference 2005: State of Lake Michigan Conference

Tuesday, November 1

Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordination Council Members Meeting
Lake Michigan LaMP Forum Members Meeting
Public Meeting for the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Review: Hosted by the International Joint Commission

Wednesday, November 2

Opening Remarks and State of the Lake/State of the Bay Plenary
Concurrent Sessions:
     • Contaminants and Sediment Remediation
     • Coastal Habitat Protection, Restoration, and LaMP Targets/Indicators
     • International Perspective: Beach Programs and Research in Scotland, Canada and U.S.
Lunch and Guest Speaker: WI Representative Jon Richards
Concurrent Sessions:
     • Contaminants and Sediment Remediation-Continued (1:10-2:10)
     • Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms (begins at 2:10)
     • Coastal Habitat Protection, Restoration, and LaMP Targets/Indicators-Continued
     • Pathogens and Forecasting Models

Concurrent Sessions:
     • Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms-Continued
Concurrent Sessions:
     • Coastal Habitat Protection, Restoration, and LaMP Targets/Indicators-Continued (3:20-4:00)
     • Coastal Dynamics (begins at 4:00)
     • Discussion of State and Local Beach Issues
Poster Paper Reception - Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar

Thursday, November 3

Concurrent Sessions:
     • Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms-Continued (8:00-9:20)
     • Monitoring, TMDLs, and the Lake Michigan Mass Balance Study (begins at 9:20)
     • Great Lakes Observing Systems and Remote Sensing Tools
     • Sustainable Surface and Ground Waters
     • Local Beach Issues
Concurrent Sessions:
     • Monitoring, TMDLs, and the Lake Michigan Mass Balance Study-Continued
     • Great Lakes Observing Systems and Remote Sensing Tools-Continued
     • Fisheries, Food Webs, and Aquatic Nuisance Species
     • Sustainable Surface and Ground Waters-Continued
     • Tourism and Economics
     • Beach Issues for the Great Lakes
Lunch and Program: Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, Norman Grannemann, USGS and Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Strategy, Shaili Pfeiffer, WDNR
Concurrent Sessions:
     • Monitoring, TMDLs, and the Lake Michigan Mass Balance Study-Continued
     • Fisheries, Food Webs, and Aquatic Nuisance Species-Continued
     • Beach Issues for the Great Lakes-Continued

Friday, November 4

Remote Sensing Contributions to the Great Lakes Observing System
An open, round-table discussion hosted by the Great Lakes Commission and WisconsinView

Beach Health Research Needs Workshop – A workshop to define research priorities and build collaboration among agencies, researchers, beach managers and public health officials
 

Proceedings


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