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 2021-02-26
Instructions for joining the sci-vessel email group: Sign in to (or create) your Google Account (see important note below) Visit the sci-vessel email group page on the web: https://groups.google.c... [read more]
Posted under Latest News on 2021-02-19
The U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, https://www.uscgcpoa.org/ has Chapters located all over the United States. The USCG CPOA website has a tab where job openings can be posted. Dire... [read more]
Posted under Latest News on 2021-01-22
Please participate in the February 18th 2021 Virtual Science Vessel Coordination Workshop! - The workshop will be conducted on-line using Microsoft Teams. An agenda can be found on this website on the... [read more]
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