June 7, 2023
The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) honored Great Lakes Science leaders for their contributions to IAGLR and large lake science at the IAGLR’s 66th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research held in Toronto, Ontario, May 8–12. IAGLR is a scientific organization comprised of researchers studying the Laurentian Great Lakes, other large lakes of the world, and their watersheds. Members of IAGLR have a common interest in managing large lake ecosystems and represent all scientific disciplines.
Edward Verhamme, Principal and Senior Engineer at LimnoTech and President of Freeboard Technology, was honored with The Anderson-Everett Award in recognition of his service to IAGLR. The Anderson-Everett Award was first presented in 1979 and recognizes important and continued contributions to the IAGLR organization. The award honors the efforts of David Anderson and Margaret Everett for their significant early contributions to the association and the Great Lakes.
In an IAGLR press release, the organization shared the following:
“…Verhamme is a recent past president and navigated IAGLR through a challenging move to virtual conferences during the pandemic. He’s been a voice of support for the association’s diversity initiatives and a leader in creating IAGLR’s new executive director position. This award recognizes important and continued contributions to the association over a period of years and honors the efforts of David Anderson and Margaret Everett for their significant early contributions to the association and the Great Lakes.”
In response to learning that he was the 2023 recipient of the Anderson-Everett Award award, Verhamme shared the following on LinkedIn.
“What an honor to be accepting the highest service award from International Association for Great Lakes Research. This organization has provided immense opportunities for me to grow both personally and professionally and I hope others will commit to serving on its board and committees. Also a big thanks to LimnoTech for offering a great work environment to support this work and mission.”
Everyone at LimnoTech and Freeboard Technology would like to congratulate Ed Verhamme on the well-deserved award and recognition. We value Ed’s passion and commitment to IAGLR and the Great Lakes. We are all very proud of Ed and all he has accomplished.
You can learn about some of Ed’s Great Lakes work here and on LimnoTech’s Coastal Buoy Monitoring page. You can also check out Ed’s initiative to provide environmental sensing products for building smart and connected water networks of the future that are needed to address today’s problem at Freeboard Technology.