Conversations over the past few years with policy makers, researchers, and stakeholders led us to a realization: our region has a big opportunity. Using smart technology, the Great Lakes region has the chance to become more connected than ever, allowing us to understand the entire watershed in new ways.
We’re calling this vision Smart Great Lakes. It means advancing technology applications that improve our understanding, management, and use of the Great Lakes. And this year, we launched the Smart Great Lakes Initiative to gather partners who share the vision. Starting now, we will work to strengthen this initiative and develop a technology platform that can enable the flow of data and information to make Smart Great Lakes possible.