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December 16, 2004
A couple of staff notes:
Rich Axler was an invited participant and speaker
at the National
Science Foundation - Environmental Engineering Directorate sponsored
workshop " Sensors for Environmental Observatories (SEO)" on
November 30 - December 2, 2004 held at the University
of Washington in Seattle, WA. The talk was entitled Using
lake and stream data for training technicians and educating citizens,
students, resource agencies and decision-makers . Co-authors are
abundant and include: George Host, Norm Will, Elaine Ruzycki, Jane
Reed, Jerry Henneck and Gerry Sjerven from NRRI; Cindy Hagley,
Jesse Schomberg abnd Carl Richards from Sea Grant; Bruce Munson
and Zandy Zwiebel from UMD-Education; Chris Owen from Apprise Technologies,
Inc; Marnie Lonsdale, Todd Carlson, Jerry Walker and Al Odean from
the City of Duluth; and John Barten, James Johnson and Brian Vlach
from Three Rivers (Hennepin) Park District.
George Host gave two invited presentations at the Future
of Open Water
Observation Technology for the Great Lakes workshop sponsored by
the International Joint Commission and held in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
first talk was on Remote Underwater Sensing Technology
and Data Visualization and was coauthored by Rich Axler, Bruce Munson, Cynthia
Hagley, and Carl Richards. The second was on Multitemporal
high-resolution satellite classification of submerged aquatic vegetation
in the Great Lakes , coauthored by Peter Wolter, Jerry Niemi, and
November 17, 2004
More curriculum materials have just been added. They are Water
Quality Regulations (Module 22) and Fostering
Community Involvement and Support (Module 26).
October 29, 2004
A new GIS module has just been posted.
October 6, 2004
The Ice Lake RUSS unit has not been working for several
weeks so we are removing it from the lake today.
August 12, 2004
The old WOW site (wow.nrri.umn.edu) has disappeared. We'd
like to think we have seamlessly migrated the old into the new
but there may have been some things we've overlooked. Please let
us know through Contact Us if that's
the case. For those of you still attached to the old site it can
still be found here.
July 6, 2004
We've just posted a new module in Unit 6 - Module
Educating Decision Makers: Introduction and Presentation Skills.
May 14, 2004
The RUSS units are on CNN.com.
May 10, 2004
The WOW team is getting ready to head down to San Marcos, TX for
the May 13-14 workshop. We also still have room in the Mount
Vernon, WA workshop to be held May 21-22 at Skagit Valley Community
May 5, 2004
We've just added a Workshop News page for the folks that attended
the Hayward, WI workshop last month.
April 30, 2004
Access Project is featured in a Green Works video.
April 26, 2004
The ice is almost gone from all Minnesota lakes. Ice-out happened
about 4/18 for Ice Lake in Grand Rapids and 4/26 for Shagawa
April 20, 2004
There has been a RUSS unit in Lake
Kinneret since 2001 and now
the data from this famous lake is available on the web.
Lake Kinneret, also known as Sea of Galilee, Lake of Gennesaret,
or Sea of Tiberias is located in northern Israel and is their
most important water resource providing approximately 35%
of the drinking
that is constantly increasing.
March 23, 2004
Thanks to National Advisory Team member Earl Byron in California
for bringing the following to our attention:
Posted on Sun, Mar. 14, 2004 in the San
Jose Mercury (California) News from the Associated Press.
SoCal city falls victim to Internet hoax, considers banning items
made with water.
This article went on to report that well meaning officials in the
City of Aliso Viejo, California were considering banning foam
cups after they learned that the
chemical dihydrogen monoxide was used in their production. Although
there may be other reasons to consider such a measure, and although
the chemical is odorless
and tasteless and can be deadly if accidentally inhaled, it is
also essential to life on earth and the major reason for the
current explorations of Mars.
They should have been subscribing to the WOW Newsletter : http://wow.nrri.umn.edu/wow/notes/index3.html
March 4, 2004
Two more workshops have been scheduled for this May. The first
will be at Southwest Texas
State in San Marcos, TX. The second
will be at Skagit
Valley College in Mt Vernon, WA. Click here to
Another WOW teacher workshop has been scheduled for April 15-16,
2004 at the Lac Courte Oreilles
Ojibwa Community College in
Hayward, Wisconsin. The workshop will run from noon on Thursday through 4:30
pm on Friday. Click here to sign up.
A special NAT, CDT, and workshop participant newsletter has just been sent out.