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Each day as new information is added to the GLIN indices, it is archived here. Current Great Lakes issues, upcoming events, and new Great Lakes-related publications or web sites of interest, are just a sampling of what you'll find in this section. The items are archived monthly.

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January 2015
Great Lakes Ice Cover
(1/29)
The Great Lakes have considerably less ice cover compared to this time last year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ice cover maps, which are updated daily. See more statistics on the Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System web page.

Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring
(1/28)
Sustain Our Great Lakes presents Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring: Providing a Basis for Prioritizing and Evaluating Restoration, a free webinar to be held Feb. 4. The webinar will describe coastal wetland restoration priorities under the GLRI, explain the use of monitoring data for grant applications, and more.

20th Anniversary Wetland Science Conference
(1/27)
Registration for Telling Our Stories: Wisconsin Wetlands Association's 20th Anniversary Wetland Science Conference is now open. The conference takes place Feb. 24-26, 2015, in Madison, Wis. The conference draws upwards of 300 attendees and 50 presenters each year from all around the Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Monitoring
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (1/26)
This site provides easy access to long-term, environmental monitoring data collected throughout the Great Lakes. There are a range of environmental parameters to choose from such as nutrients, contaminants and physical properties of water.

State-Fish Art Program
(1/23)
The 2015 State-Fish Art Program contest is underway for students in grades K-12! 2015 is the 17th year of this program, which combines art and writing with science to foster discovery of the natural world, and increase awareness and respect of aquatic resources.

2015 Areas of Concern Conference
(1/22)
Registration is now open for the 2015 Areas of Concern (AOC) Conference. The Annual Meeting of the AOC community provides the opportunity to discuss the work done in the program and to connect with a wide variety of partners to continue making progress. The conference takes place March 11-12 in Toledo, Ohio.

Fun facts about squirrels
(1/21)
January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day! The Great Lakes region is full of these little, furry creatures. To commemorate the day, the National Wildlife Federation collected a list of "10 Nutty Facts to Make You Appreciate Squirrels."

Eat Wisconsin fish!
(1/20)
Wisconsin Sea Grant's third Eat Wisconsin Fish public service announcement video aims to get you thinking about adding local fish to your dinner table... and a few other places!

Register now for Great Lakes Day!
(1/19)
Early bird registration rates are ending soon for the 2015 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C.! Events will take place Feb 24-26, and feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies. Register now!

Great Lakes Economic Forum
(1/15)
Registration is now open for the Great Lakes Economic Forum, to be held by the Council of the Great Lakes Region on April 26-28, 2015, in Chicago. The forum will provide a venue for leaders to share insights that will help shape economic policy, boost the regionís competitive edge and secure its long-term success.

The Helm
(1/14)
The latest edition of The Helm, the newsletter of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, is now available online. Topics in this issue include plastic pollution in the Great Lakes, video chats between students and EPA scientists, and Illinos' plan to tackle the Gulf of Mexico dead zone.

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Ecosystems Conference
(1/13)
The Stewardship Network presents two days of informative talks and workshops that will focus on Resilience - Creating Social and Ecological Structures for a Changing World. The conference takes place Jan. 23-24, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich.

Image from space shows lake effect snow
(1/12)
A high resolution satellite image from Wednesday January 7, shows a well developed lake effect snow pattern. The snow pattern makes it clear exactly which direction the wind is from, with the clouds running from northwest to southeast.

Lake Michigan Shipboard Science Workshop
(1/9)
The Center for Great Lakes Literacy, Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invite 4th-12th grade teachers and non-formal educators to apply for a week-long workshop, and work side-by-side with scientists, on the US EPA R/V Lake Guardian.

Lake effect snow
(1/8)
Is lake effect snow in your local forecast? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explains the science behind lake effect snow, in one simple graphic.

Mapping estuarine environments
(1/6)
U.S. EPAís Estuary Data Mapper application is highlighted in a recent post on EPA's science blog, "It All Starts with Science." The mapper provides a fast, easy way for researchers to zoom into a specific estuary of interest and find current, available data for that system.

GLIN Site of the Month
(1/5)
GLIN's January Site of the Month is the 2015 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C. Events will take place Feb 24-26, and feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.

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