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St. Lawrence Seaway: Issues and Options

The Academies will lead a team to develop the elements of a   competition to generate a range of alternate designs for the future   waterborne transportation system in the Great Lakes region. The key   criterion for competing designs will be that the region be open to   world commerce but closed to further introductions of invasive   aquatic species. The Academies will empanel a team of experts to   lead   the project, determine the scope of proposals to be submitted,   develop criteria to evaluate submittals, and prepare a plan to   solicit a wide array of submittals and identify, for the region's   Governors, the suite of designs that meet the criteria.     (invasive species); (aquatic invasive species); (AIS); (ANS);   (aquatic nuisance species); (ballast ships); (ballast ship);   (ballast water); (ballast tanks); (ballast tank)  

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Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
St.Lawrence River
Purpose of Project
Program Effectiveness / Regulatory
Program Drivers
Great Lakes Protection Fund
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Compliance with Environmental Quality Objectives
Biology And Life History
Environmental Requirements / Tolerance
Control And Mitigation
Consequences of Control
Ecosystem Effects
Predator / Prey Interactions
Prevention and Introduction
Identification of Potential Invaders
Spread of Established ANS Populations
Improvement of Initial Detection
Socio-economic Consideration and Analysis
Shipping and Navigation
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
Aquatic Nuisance Species
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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