Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI)

Researchers take water samples on Lake Michigan

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.

Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI): Lake Michigan 2015 Report

 

 

 

Contact Info

Topic Specialist

Paris Collingsworth
Great Lakes Ecosystem Specialist
312-886-7449
Kristin TePas
Community Outreach Specialist
312-886-6224

Research Projects

Carolyn Foley
Research Coordinator
765-494-3601

Publications

Ethan Chitty
Administrative Assistant
765-496-6009

Education & Training

Terri Hallesy
Education Coordinator
217-244-8809