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Added by Stuart Eddy , last edited by Becky Pearson on Jun 15, 2012  (view change)

Workgroup Members

Upcoming Meetings/Activities

August 30, 2010 at 2 pm Eastern (1 pm Central)

Past Meetings/Activities

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Michigan Lakebed Alteration Tool Webinar, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

February 11, 2010

December 7, 2009

October 2, 2009

August 19, 2009

June 11, 2009

May 19, 2009 Conference Call 

January 29, 2009 Conference Call 

July 11, 2008 Conference Call 

April 1, 2008 Conference Call 

March 13, 2008 Conference Call 

GLWC Workgroups' Data Layers Wish Lists

Offshore Workgroup

  • Established shipping lanes     
  • Bathymetry (i.e. depth contours)       
  • Migratory bird routes  
  • Substrate composition  
  • Transmission nodes     
  • Locations for potential radar interference with the military   
  • Current strength and tidal activity    
  • Temperature fluctuations throughout the year   
  • Proximity to airstrips 
  • Marine wildlife (especially delicate habitat, spawning areas, etc)     
  • Location of shipwrecks/archaeological sites    
  • Location of frequently used boating sites      
  • Offshore wind speeds/wind power classes

Wind Atlas Workgroup 

Draft Products

Comparison of Great Lakes Atlases

Comparison of Data in Great Lakes Wind Atlases

Inventory of Existing Data Layers

Great Lakes Wind Atlas Clearinghouse Website


Online Great Lakes Wind Atlas poster

Online Wind Mapping Tool Proposal Summary to U.S. Dept. of Energy - Merit Review Comments

Workgroup Documents

External References

Web-based GIS for collaborative planning and public participation: An application to the strategic planning of wind farm sites

Comparative study of the power production and noise emissions impact from two wind farms

Determining appropriate wind turbine setback distances: Perspectives from municipal planners in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec

Lakebed Alteration Tool Abstract

Ontario Renewable Energy Atlas

AWS Truewind Great Lakes Study (Offshore)

TNC Wind Atlas Presentation

Outer Continental Shelf Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Programmatic EIS


Wind Resource Mapping for U.S. Offshore Areas, NREL

Great Lakes Economic Carbon and Water Impacts from 20 Percent Wind (Wind Powering America, 2008)

Contact Info

Jeff Gosse, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chair - Jeff_Gosse@fws.gov

Becky Pearson, Great Lakes Commission, Staff Lead - bpearson@glc.org


 I think that this is a great addition and, as you said, should help keep us better organized.   Everyone is busy, so it may take a little while for the wiki to get a lot of use, but in the long run, I think that it will help us to move more rapidly.  Thanks for developing this!

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