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Learn about the staff behind Water on the Web project:

Rich Axler
Cindy Hagley
George Host
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There are no US lake sites in 2008, but you can still view data from past years, as well as live stream data from Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior, and live lake data from Lake Jyväsjärvi Finland.

  What's New 2004

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Water on the Web Teacher Training Workshops -
Many have become involved in learning, testing, and implementing an innovative curriculum! Click here to find out more about the workshops held across the country over the past year.

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 time-relevant, intensive 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 NOAA and the International Joint Commission and held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, The 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 Carol Johnston.

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 27: 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 College.

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
The Lake 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 in Ely.

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 water, a proportion 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 sign up.

February 12, 2004
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.

January 28, 2004
A special NAT, CDT, and workshop participant newsletter has just been sent out.


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date last updated: Wednesday April 16 2008