Great Lakes science vessels work on a freshwater sea of more than 94,000 square miles helping scientists, educators and resource managers understand, restore and protect a global treasure.

GLASS is dedicated to improving communication & collaboration between science vessels & helping to best match the capabilities of all vessels with the needs of research & educational programs throughout the Great Lakes. This database includes U.S. & Canadian vessels in a wide range of sizes & capabilities. Information about active public & private research or educational vessels is posted. Information about old science vessels that are retired or no longer in service as science ships is also provided for reference and is marked: (historical). Use the ship locator map to find science vessels, check their status, locations, schedules & points of contact. Registered users can post news, job openings, announcements, shipyards & suppliers and other documents.

Ship Locator

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Featured News

Posted under Latest News on 2020-01-06
Please attend the Open House at the Northwester Michigan College Marine Center on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 6 to 7 pm. The Marine Center is located at 2600 Aeropark Drive, Traverse City, Michiga... [read more]
Posted under Latest News on 2019-12-10
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2020 Science Vessel Coordination Workshop at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan on January 9, 2020. There are also plans for an open hous... [read more]
Posted under Latest News on 2019-11-14
The R/V Gaylord Nelson is on the market Please see the description below: OPERATOR: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Sturgeon Bay Fisheries, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin HOME PORT: Sturgeon Bay... [read more]
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