Great Lakes Region
Integrating Multimedia Measurements of Mercury in the Great Lakes Region
Tenth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
The 10th ICMGP will be held on 24-29 July 2011, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Special session proposals are due to David Evers by the first of September, 2010.
2010 Project Workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan
The second Great Lakes Mercury Project Workshop, held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on July 13-15, 2010, was a great success. Thank you to all who attended or contributed presentations! Powerpoint presentations from the workshop are now available online: GLAD 2010 workshop powerpoints.
2010 Project Deadline
The project timeline has been updated to reflect the new 2010 workshop and manuscript development schedule. All lead authors must electronically submit manuscripts to David Evers (Ecotoxicology) and James Wiener (Environmental Pollution) by November 3, 2010.
MercNet Monitoring Inventory is online! Click here to check out the new mercury meta-database. The Great Lakes Project has been a huge part of this effort!
PROJECT IMPETUS AND GOALS
Mercury poses a significant threat to the health of humans and wildlife in the Great Lakes region. Existing data on mercury are dispersed among individual monitoring programs, research laboratories, governmental agencies, and other institutions. The collaborative Project for Integrating Multimedia Measurements of Mercury in the Great Lakes, sponsored by the Great Lakes Atmospheric Deposition (GLAD) Program, is working to facilitate the accessibility of this data. The project will compile a wide variety of mercury data for the Great Lakes region and analyze these data to address key questions about environmental mercury contamination and the exposure and effects on fish and wildlife.
This project includes the province of Ontario, the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and the bodies of water located entirely or partially within these geographic boundaries.
Supplementary information on the Great Lakes Mercury Project: