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Connect Your Data

Connect Your Data

Join the community of dozens of other observers already sharing their data with the region via GLOS.

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We serve real-time, historical, and predictive observing data from the five Great Lakes, and into the watershed.

GLOS supports:

  • Physical data about the wind, waves, and underwater environment
  • Biogeochemical data like chlorophyll, oxygen, and toxins
  • Biological and ecosystem data about fish, algae, and more

Data sources include:

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Buoys and
Moorings

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Shore-based
Systems

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Uncrewed
Systems

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Vessels of
Opportunity

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High-Frequency
Radar

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Satellites

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Scientific
Models

We will work with you to connect your device or data stream. It usually works like this:

  1. Submit the Start Here form below.
  2. Work with GLOS staff on a data-sharing agreement.
  3. When the data starts flowing, and all looks good, it will go live and be accessible to all via appropriate apps and soon on Seagull.

GLOS partners with dozens of organizations throughout the region to maintain the observing network, serve data, advance technology, and more.

GLOS partners with dozens of organizations throughout the region to maintain the observing network, serve data, advance technology, and more.

Make a direct impact in your community.

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230,000
yearly users

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1.5M yearly
pageviews

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Boaters, Researchers,
Water Managers

Curious about connecting data? Start here.

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