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Lakebed 2030 Conference

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Sept. 17-19, 2024 | Traverse City, Michigan


Lakebed 2030 Conference

Lakebed 2030 Hex Map

Sept. 17-19, 2024 | Traverse City, Michigan


Photos by Hans VanSumeren and Northwestern Michigan College.

See photos from 2022.

Map the Great Lakes

The objective of the Lakebed 2030 conference is to bring together science and research, policy, government, and industry professionals to:

  • Focus on high-resolution mapping and bathymetry data in the Great lakes.
  • Work towards a strategy to catalog new and existing lakebed information for shared use.
  • Share the latest technology advancements with the Great Lakes community.

What is Lakebed 2030?

Last Year’s Keynote Speakers





Conference Organizers

2022 Recordings

Senator Gary Peters | Welcome to Lakebed 2030

Hans VanSumeren | Wrapup

Denis Hains | Hydrospatial Data for Better Understanding of the Great Lakes!

Charles Menza | Characterizing Lakebed Habitats Using Remotely-sensed Data and Predictive Modeling

Tim Kearns | Lakebed 2030 Next Steps to Realizing the Goal

Linden Brinks | Lakebed 2030 Visualizing Progress

Nathaniel Penrod | Modeling the Risk of Dreissenid Mussel Colonization

Nick Azzopardi | Successes and Challenges from Two Years of Great Lakes Mapping

Michelle Levano and Sarah Thompson | Acquisition Methods for Charting of Approaches to Cleveland

Matt Holland and Mike Mutschler | High Performance and Low Carbon Mapping for the Great Lakes

John Bright | NOAA Great Lakes Research Vessel Mapping Updates for 2022

Jessica Nation | NCEI Bathymetry Team: Data Contribution, Sharing, Accessibility, and Archive

Evan Martzial | Absolute Ocean, A Cloud Based Geospatial Data Management Platform

Dave Bernstein and Russ Green | Large-scale Charting of Lake Michigan and the WSCNMS

Christine Delbridge | Canadian Hydrographic Service’s Approach to Bathymetric Gap Analysis

Evans, VanSumeren, Kearns | Mapping the Great Lakes: Gaps, Barriers, and Opportunities

Ayman Mabrouk | Ground Truthing for Lakebed Maps in the Great Lakes

Scott Spurgeon | Creating a Near-Seamless Digital Elevation Model of Lake Ontario

Brandon Krumwiede | Update on Great Lakes Benthic Habitat Mapping

Robin Mattheus | Monitoring Nearshore Morphodynamics at Illinois Beach State Park, Lake Michigan

Kitch Kennedy | Multi sensor, Low impact Data Collection in Support of Lakebed 2030

2021 Recordings

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

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