Schedule (tentative)

Due to the nature of fieldwork, the schedule listed here is tentative. Please refer to the tracking map on the homepage to stay updated on the ship's current location. 

R/V Lake Guardian 2018 Schedule
 Date  Project  Location
 March

 28-31

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

Lake Michigan

 April

 2-4

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

Lake Huron

 6-7

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Erie

 9-10

... Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Ontario

18-20

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Superior

22-23

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Superior (cont.)

 May

TBD

...TBD ... TBD

21-26

CSMI Survey 1

 Lake Ontario

 June

 5-6

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey 1

 Lake Erie

   TBD ... TBD

 TBD

   11-14 

Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program

  ...Lake Ontario
   18-22

 CSMI Survey 2

  ...Lake Ontario

26-27

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey 2  Lake Erie
 July

 9-15

 CGLL Shipboard Science Workshop

 Lake Ontario

19-20

Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey 3

 Lake Erie

..TBD

 TBD

...TBD
 August

 1-4

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

 Lake Michigan

 6-8

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

 Lake Huron

 11-13

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

 Lake Erie

 14-15

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

 Lake Ontario

 22-25

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

 Lake Superior

....27-28

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

...Lake Superior  (cont.)
 September

 4-5

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey 4

 Lake Erie 

...\9-21

 Lake Ontario Benthos

...Lake Ontario
 ...24-29

 CSMI Survey 3

...Lake Ontario
 October
 ...3-4

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey 5

 ...Lake Erie

The R/V Lake Guardian sails on behalf of the USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office, gathering environmental data to gauge the health of Great Lakes.

What's Happening?

The 2018 sampling season has begun! See the full schedule here »

Read about the Lake Guardian and Captain Mallard in the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant newsroom »

Check out a social media recap of the 2016 Summer Survey »

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