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Great Ships Initiative

The Great Ships Initiative (GSI) is a collaborative effort to end   the problem of ship-mediated invasive species in the Great Lakes-St.   Lawrence Seaway System through independent research and   demonstration of environmental technology, financial incentives and   consistent basin-wide harbor monitoring.     The overarching goal of the GSI is to resolve the problem of ship-  mediated invasive species in the Great Lakes as quickly, effectively   and economically as possible, and in coordination/cooperation with   prevailing regulatory regimes.    The specific objective of the GSI is to accelerate research,   development and implementation of effective ballast treatment   systems for ships that visit the Great Lakes from abroad.     To achieve its research and development objective, the GSI has   established research capabilities at three scales--bench, pilot, and   shipboard scale. The GSI will activate these capabilities to provide   intensive testing services to vendors of ballast treatment prospects   suitable to Seaway-sized vessels. Meritorious systems can thereby   progress as rapidly as possible to an approval-ready and market-  ready condition.     (AIS); (aquatic invasive species); (ANS); (aquatic nuisance   species); (ballast water); (ballast ship); (ballast ships); (ballast   tanks); (ballast tank); (ballast treatment); (ballast water   treatment) 

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Allegra CangelosiPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
Euan ReavieResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
NOAA $ 200,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 11 projects for a total of $502,508.00
U.S. Department of Transportation $ 200,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 2 projects for a total of $548,000.00

Funding 4 projects for a total of $144,000.00
Canadian and U.S. Great Lakes ports $ 100,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 1 projects for a total of $100,000.00

Funding 1 projects for a total of $100,000.00
U.S. Maritime Administration $ 100,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 1 projects for a total of $100,000.00
University of Minnesota $ 0.00USDEstimates

Funding 3 projects for a total of $0.00

Funding 1 projects for a total of $0.00

Funding 1 projects for a total of $0.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Cellular
Community
Ecosystem
Organism
Physical/Chemical
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Detroit River
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
Niagara River
St. Clair River
St. Marys River
St.Lawrence River
Welland Canal
State Province
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Minnesota
New York
Ohio
Ontario
Pennsylvania
Quebec
Wisconsin
Annex Numbers
Discharges of Oil and Hazardous Substances from Vessels
Research & Development
Annex 17
Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Discharges of Oil and Hazardous Substances from Vessels
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions

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up-to-date information about research projects in the
Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region.