Provide an effective tool for both professionals and the public to learn about contemporary research projects related to the Great Lakes ecosystem
Help locate researchers working on projects related to the Great Lakes region.
Provide managers with key data concerning resources dedicated to research in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence region.
Provide a central source through which people can access both traditional and nontraditional sources of information about the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Reduce the delay between the production of information and its dissemination to a wide audience.
Facilitate communication between professionals working in related fields, enhance coordination and reduce duplication of effort.