The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) is a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dedicated to "conduct[ing] innovative research on the dynamic environments and ecosystems of the Great Lakes and coastal regions to provide information for resource use and management decisions that lead to safe and sustainable ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human communities." Visitors can find a variety of resources on this website related to Great Lake ecosystems - including data, infographics, research summaries and more. One highlight of this page is the Great Lakes Ice Cover, which is accessible under the Quick Links tab. Updated four times a day, this page provides information about ice cover, air temperature, water temperature, cloud cover, surface currents, and more for the Great Lakes. Another highlight is the Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS), which features a fact sheet, an interactive map, and downloadable database about invasive species in the Great Lakes region. Visitors may also want to check out additional resources in the Research, Data & Products, Publications, and Education tabs.
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