Mission: Glos was established to advance the coordination of the extensive network of people, processes, and technology that work together to maximize access to critical real-time and historical information about the great lakes and st. Lawrence river system for use in managing, safeguarding, and understanding our immensely valuable freshwater resources.
Programs: Glos coordinates a network of data users and data providers to improve the collection, management, and delivery of data across the great lakes region. Glos sponsors data collection and data management projects conducted by academic institutions, non-profits, government agencies, and the private sector in the great lakes region including seasonal deployment of a nearshore observing asset network of approximately 14 buoys, 2 gliders, and 1 autonomous underwater vehicle auv over 575 data streams made available through the data portal www. Data. Glos. Us/portal and specialized data viewers for recreational boaters, public health and safety officials, and fisheries researchers.