The knowledge we gained while working on the issue of ballast water, in addition to our own research on the ecology of zooplankton, results in an unique assemblage of recordings and results that make the understanding of the issues easier for the public at large. We teamed up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and explained concepts (for example, by pointing out similarities of life in the ballast tanks to ponds drying out), regulations, and innovative technology through 8 webinars. This collaboration work was part of our project tittled “Continuous Monitoring of Invasisve Speceis in Ballsat Water” funded by The US EPA The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Here is the summary of the webinar series and links for the recordings.
|Webinar 1||April 1, 2013||Strong ballast water standards + innovative technology = Great Lakes protection|
|Webinar 2||May 29, 2013||Ballast Water: Curbing the Flow of Invasive Species into the Great Lakes through Innovative Technology|
|Webinar 3||July 15, 2013||Roundtable: Ballast Water & Invasive Species|
|Webinar 4||September 11, 2013||Panel discussion at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference hosted by the Healing Our Waters®- Great Lakes Coalition in Milwaukee, WI|
|Webinar 5||November 13, 2013||State and Provincial Ballast Water Regulator Roundtable This was a regulatory roundtable discussion. We had representation from 6 states (MI, MN, NY, OH, IN, WI) and Quebec|
|Webinar 6||June 25, 2014||Featuring the panelists with their most recent ballast water research presented at the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Conference in May 26-30, 2014 in Ontario|
|Webinar 7||August 28, 2014||State/provincial regulatory roundtable focusing on lakers and inter-lake transfer of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Great Lakes|
|Webinar 8||September 9, 2014||Ballast Water:CAWS and Effect Panel at the 10th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference hosted by the Healing Our Waters®- Great Lakes Coalition in Grand Rapids, MI|