Toronto skyline in the background and an announcement of LimnoTech attending IAGLR 2023.

May 8, 2023

LimnoTech Engineers and Scientists will be at IAGLR’s 66th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research this week in Toronto, Ontario.

Researchers from around the world will gather in downtown Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario for IAGLR 2023. The conference will feature four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on the theme, Adapting to Climate Change.”

The weeklong conference will be hosted virtually and in person at the Hilton Toronto from May 8 through May 12.

Check out the IAGLR sessions and presentations LimnoTech staff are participating in below:

John Bratton (LimnoTech), Presenter, Co-Author | Monitoring and risk assessment of Great Lakes microplastics: An International Joint Commission initiative | Date: Wednesday, May 10, 10:40 AM (EDT) | Co-Authors | Karen Kidd (McMaster University), Rebecca Rooney (University of Waterloo), Chelsea Rochman (University of Toronto), Eden Hataley (University of Toronto Scarborough), Austin Baldwin (USGS Idaho Water Science Center), Carl Platz (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Carlie Herring (NOAA), François Houde (Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs), Dale Hoff (U.S. EPA, Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division), Samir Qadir (Potomac-Hudson Engineering (PHE) and Lizhu Wang (International Joint Commission).

Ed Verhamme (LimnoTech), Presenter, Co-Author | High-Density Sensor Networks for the Great Lakes – Beyond Erie | Date: Thursday, May 11, 10:40 AM (EDT) | Co-Authors | Kenneth Gibbons (LimnoTech) and Ge Pu (Cleveland Water Alliance).

John Bratton and Tad Slawecki (LimnoTech), Co-Authors | Framing an Early Warning System for the Great Lakes | Date: Friday, May 12, 8:00 AM (EDT) | Presenter | Matthew Child (International Joint Commission) | Co-Authors | Lucinda B. Johnson (University of Minnesota Duluth), Michael Twiss (Algoma University), Lizhu Wang (International Joint Commission) and Michael Joseph Donahue (AECOM Technical Services, Inc.).

Dan Rucinski (LimnoTech), Presenter, Co-Author | LEEM: A 3-Dimensional, Unstructured Finite-Volume Ecosystem Model for Lake Erie | Date: Friday, May 12, 8:40 AM (EDT) | Co-Authors | Todd Redder (LimnoTech) and Derek Schlea (LimnoTech).

Todd Redder (LimnoTech), Co-Author | Intercomparison of three spatially-resolved, process-based Lake Erie hypoxia models | Date: Friday, May 12, 9:00 AM (EDT) | Presenter | Mark D. Rowe (NOAA GLERL) | Co-Authors | Reza Valipour (Environment and Climate Change Canada).

John Bratton (LimnoTech), Presenter, Co-Author | Operationalizing a Great Lakes Early Warning System | Date: Friday, May 12, 9:40 AM (EDT) | Co-Authors | Michael Joseph Donahue (AECOM Technical Services, Inc.) | Co-Authors | Tad Slawecki (LimnoTech), Matthew Child (International Joint Commission), Lizhu Wang (International Joint Commission), Michael Twiss (Algoma University) and Lucinda B. Johnson (University of Minnesota Duluth).

Please get in touch with the authors if you have questions or want to learn more about any of the presentations.

Make sure to check out these other IAGLR opportunities and side events happening during the conference:

Documentary Screening: The Erie Situation | Wednesday, May 10, 6:00-7:30 PM (EDT)

“… a viewing and panel discussion of The Erie Situation, a “film about the toxic mix of big agriculture, politics, and water security rights.” Panelists include Victoria Lean, panel host; David Ruck, the film’s producer, and director; Katie Stammler, Essex Region Conservation Authority, Water Protection Manager; Bryan Gilvesy, & Ontario farmer, and Ed Verhamme, former IAGLR president, Lake Erie scientist/engineer, and film science advisor.”

More details on the screening and panel discussion can be found here.

LimnoTech is also proud to be a sponsor of IAGLR 2023. If you are at the conference, see us at the LimnoTech and Freeboard Technology booth.

For more information, go to the IAGLR 2023 Conference website.

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