MTU to Host 2021 Great Lakes Conference

Michigan Technological University will host the once-a-year convention of the Intercontinental
Affiliation for Wonderful Lakes Exploration in May 2021.

With its proximity to Lake Top-quality and earth-course limnological investigation facilities,
Michigan Tech is an ideal put to host the Intercontinental Affiliation for Wonderful Lakes Exploration (IAGLR). The once-a-year IAGLR convention delivers together researchers who research the Wonderful
Lakes and other significant lakes of the earth and their watersheds. The scientific corporation
also contains policymakers and resource supervisors at municipal, tribal, condition and federal

The 64th Once-a-year Conference on Wonderful Lakes Exploration takes put May seventeen-21, 2021, on
the Michigan Tech campus with discipline journeys prepared all through the Keweenaw Peninsula.
A lot more than 700 experts from the Wonderful Lakes area and about the earth are predicted
to show up at. Scientists will present the newest investigation on subjects pertaining to h2o
top quality, climate improve, toxic contaminants, damaging algal blooms, fisheries, physical
problems and community health and fitness challenges. 

The buildings of Michigan Tech along the Keweenaw Waterway at sunset.
Michigan Tech has a lengthy background of conducting research around the complete Wonderful Lakes
basin, culminating in the formation of the Wonderful Lakes Exploration Heart.

With tens of millions residing about the Wonderful Lakes on both equally sides of the US-Canada border,
lakes and watershed investigation is important to be certain safe drinking h2o, shield endangered
species, provide insight to fisheries supervisors and more.

“As a 2005 Michigan Tech civil and environmental engineering alumnus and indigenous Yooper, I’m seeking forward to bringing hundreds of scientists and
policymakers who research the Wonderful Lakes and other significant lakes of the earth to Michigan
Tech, the Keweenaw, and the UP, a initially in the background of the affiliation,” said Ed
Verhamme, not too long ago elected president of IAGLR.

Michigan Tech has a lengthy background of involvement in Wonderful Lakes investigation and IAGLR.
Two faculty users, Marty Auer (civil and environmental engineering) and Charles
Kerfoot (biological sciences), have received prestigious life time accomplishment awards from IAGLR for their perform.
The observe information of both equally Michigan Tech and its researchers are among the the causes
the IAGLR board of administrators approved the hosting proposal from Michigan Tech faculty
and co-chairs Noel Urban and Judith Perlinger.

The convention topic, “Bridging: Knowledges, Seven Generations, Land-to-Lake,” was
selected by the method arranging committee, which contains faculty from Michigan Tech,
reps from US and Canadian federal companies, and reps from tribal
departments and companies.

At the the latest IAGLR 2020 assembly, Urban elaborated on the topic: “Bridges evoke the
purpose of connection, but also the technology associated. We intend to consist of classes
on new systems that could assist our investigation.

“There is an urgent want for connecting men and women these times — throughout divides of race,
tradition and political viewpoints as effectively as of scientific disciplines and concentrations and
scientific literacy.”Noel Urban

“Among Indigenous People in america and To start with Country peoples, the concept of seven generations
bridges us to our earlier as effectively as to our future we invite retrospective analyses
as effectively as future predictions for the Wonderful Lakes. Of class, we are unable to shield and
protect the Wonderful Lakes for future generations without the need of becoming conscious of the impacts
of what we do in the watersheds,” Urban said.

“IAGLR is the leading worldwide scientific corporation for investigation on the Wonderful
Lakes,” said Andrew Barnard, director of the Wonderful Lakes Exploration Heart. “With Michigan Tech located on the shores of Lake Top-quality, and MTU’s lengthy background
of conducting research around the complete Wonderful Lakes basin, culminating in the formation
of the Wonderful Lakes Exploration Heart, this is an ideal put to assemble the preeminent
experts researching the hardest difficulties experiencing the lakes. Michigan Tech and the GLRC
are proud to be selected as the host web site for IAGLR 2021 underneath the corporation of
Drs. Noel Urban and Judith Perlinger.”

Michigan Technological University is a community investigation college, home to more than
7,000 learners from fifty four countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than
a hundred and twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma courses in science and technology, engineering,
forestry, small business and economics, health and fitness professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a few miles from Lake Top-quality.