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.

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Featured News

Posted under Latest News on 2019-12-10
The 2020 Science Vessel Coordination Workshop was held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan on January 9, 2020. There was also an open house sponsored by the NMC Great Lakes Waters Studi... [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]
Posted under Latest News on 2019-06-14
A new Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) was demonstrated for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Leadersip Summit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend. June 14-16th. These remotely contr... [read more]
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