Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI)
CSMI is a binational program organized through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office and Environment and Climate Change Canada. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant specialists help coordinate researchers and share results through meetings, reports, and outreach products.
Paris Collingsworth, IISG Great Lakes ecosystem specialist, provides leadership in collaboration with EPA scientists, defining critical questions and coordinating research efforts of various agencies for large-scale studies. He works with the Lakewide Action and Management Plans partners for each lake as they define research priorities, and coordinates with scientists as they set up studies and analyze data. Paris is also helping Great Lakes Sea Grant programs to develop CSMI outreach products to share research results.
While Paris is involved with work on all five Laurentian Great Lakes, IISG’s Kristin TePas and Allison Neubauer have been developing Lake Michigan-specific informational products for local stakeholder groups.
Education & Training
- CSMI scientists join resource managers to focus on 2020 Lake Michigan field year
- Anglers and researchers can reel in Lake Michigan fishing data
- The World Series of Buoy Data: An island of activity amidst a lake of statistics
- New buoy offers real-time Lake Michigan data
- Website of the week: Great Lakes Monitoring is rich in data