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 2017 Schedule
 Date  Project  Location
 March

 25-27

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

Lake Michigan

 29-31

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Huron

 April

 1

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

Lake Huron (cont.)

 3-4

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Erie

 6-7

... Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Ontario

14-17

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Superior

19-21

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Spring)

 Lake Superior (cont.)

 May

 9-12

... CSMI Survey 1 ... Lake Huron

16-18

International Association for Great Lakes Research annual meeting 

Detroit, MI

TBD

... TBD ... TBD
 June

 8-9

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey I

 Lake Erie

   12-16 ... CSMI Survey 2

 Lake Huron

   19-23 

Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program

  ...Lake Huron
   28-29

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey II

  ...Lake Erie
 July

 8-14

 CGLL Shipboard Science Workshop

 Lake Huron

17-21

 CSMI Survey 3

 Lake Huron

...24-25

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey III

...Lake Erie
 August

 1-4

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

 Lake Michigan

 6-9

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

 Lake Huron

 11-12

 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

....27-29

 Open Lake Water Quality Survey (Summer)

...Lake Superior  (cont.)
 September

 11-12

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey IV

 Lake Erie 

...\13-17

 CSMI Survey 4

...Lake Huron
 ...18-30

 Lake Huron Benthos

...Lake Huron
 October
 ...2-4

 Lake Erie Dissolved Oxygen Survey VI

 ...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 2017 sampling season kicks off March 25 on Lake Michigan. See the full schedule here »

Read a great story 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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