Strengthening the Connection Between Great Lakes Science and Policy: Final Report of the Great Lakes Science-Policy Initiative

Prepared for The Joyce Foundation by the International Association for Great Lakes Research.
January 22, 2003.

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  1. Executive Summary
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction
  4. Project Activities and Deliverables
    1. Survey of Great Lakes Policy Issues
    2. Establish a Science-Policy Advisory Board
    3. Build an Expert Resource Directory
    4. Build a Repository of Great Lakes Research Based on IAGLR's Journal of Great Lakes Research
    5. Identify Great Lakes Policy Development Partners for Pilot Project
    6. Translate Relevant Science for Policy-makers
      • Congressional Briefing on Detroit River and Lake St. Clair Environmental and Natural Resource Issues
      • Aquatic Invasive Species
      • Urban Nonpoint Source Pollution
    7. Facilitate Dialogue between Policy-makers and Scientists Regarding Information Needs
    8. Evaluate and Fine-tune Approaches to Strengthen the Science-Policy Linkage
    9. Disseminate Project Information
  5. Conclusions and Recommendations