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Great Lakes Acoustics Standard Operating Procedures Workshop

Hydroacoustics have been used in the Great Lakes since the early   199 s on a more or less routine basis.  Equipment has become more  affordable and an increasing number of agencies have purchased   scientific-grade echosounders.  However, methods vary among groups,   because of difference in hardware and software, but also because of   differences in collection and analysis procedures.      To help standardizing these procedures across the Great Lakes,   scientists from different agencies have been participating in a   Great Lakes Acoustic Study Group for several years.  This group   recently finalized a standard operating procedure (SOP) for acoustic   data analysis (Parker-Stetter et al. in press), which includes a   step-by-step procedure for standardizing the collection and analysis   of acoustic data.  The purpose of this workshop is to train   scientists on how to execute the steps in the new SOP.    The funds will be used for travel, hotel costs, and per diem for   Drs. Sandra Parker-Stetter and Lars Rudstam.  It is our hope that   Dr. Patrick Sullivan will participate as well to provide information   on survey design issues and statistical analysis   of survey data, and to provide guidance on the Acoustics Unpacked   web site (see below).  Although these issues may arise during the   workshop, we will concentrate on the issues specific to acoustic   sampling.  We will charge a registration fee ($75-$1  ) to cover   snacks and bring-in lunches and expect the agencies to pay for   transportation, lodging and per diem for participants.  Michigan DNR   is providing the Charlevoix Field Station and access to the   RV "Steelhead" free of charge. We are considering a June or   September 2  8 workshop, and once vessel schedules are finalized by   the end of January we'll be able to make a final decision on   workshop dates.  Other details of the workshop including the   syllabus will be   developed between February and April 2  8.   

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In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Dan YulePrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
Lars RudstamResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Great Lakes Fishery Commission $ 10,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 54 projects for a total of $5,089,137.00
Scale of Phenomena
Population
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Resource Management
Fisheries
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
State Province
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Minnesota
New York
Ontario
Pennsylvania
Quebec
Wisconsin
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Surveillance and Monitoring
Annex 17
Effects of varying lake levels and relation to pollution sources, fate and effects
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Effects of varying lake levels and relation to pollution sources, fate and effects
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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