Great Lakes DataStream launch
September 6, 2022
Help us celebrate the official launch of Great Lakes DataStream at the Great Lakes Public Forum!
Join us on September 28 from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Rainbow Room on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls.
Drop by to learn more about Great Lakes DataStream, chat with DataStream staff and other open data enthusiasts, and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles while looking out over Niagara Falls.
To let us know you are coming please RSVP here.
Great Lakes DataStream, an open access hub for sharing water data, was successfully released last year and currently contains over eight million open data points collected by 45 monitoring groups. It is the fourth DataStream hub, joining Mackenzie DataStream, Atlantic DataStream, and Lake Winnipeg DataStream.
Great Lakes DataStream’s official launch in Ontario is taking place during the Great Lakes Public Forum, the perfect place to celebrate basin-wide data flows!
The Great Lakes Public Forum runs from September 27 to 29, also at the Crowne Plaza Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls. DataStream will be one of many organizations holding events during the Forum.
The Great Lakes Public Forum is dedicated to the celebration and protection of the Great Lakes and will feature presentations by experts responsible for leading efforts to restore and protect Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health. This year’s Forum holds special significance as it falls on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States.
It’s World Wetlands Day, a chance to come together in appreciation and action for wetlands around the globe. Wetlands are vital to our collective well-being, providing clean water, clean air, and a home for 40% of the world’s species. Wetlands can store 50 times more carbon than rainforests, making them essential ecosystems for fighting climate change.
As part of our ongoing staff feature series, we are thrilled to profile one of DataStream’s Data Specialists, Charlotte Hagelstam-Renshaw!
Meghan joined us at the beginning of the year right after finishing her master's degree at the University of Waterloo. Her studies focused on nutrient contamination in the Lake Erie basin. She used long-term data and process-based models to predict past, present, and future nitrogen storage in the surrounding sub-basins of Lake Erie. Meghan will be contributing to the continued development of DataStream by working with data contributors and users across the Great Lakes region and beyond.