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 2021-10-05
Northwestern Michigan College Lifelong and Professional Learning site has posted new offerings for the Marine Center available at the following link: Marine Center Course Registration Site (augusoft.... [read more]
Posted under Latest News on 2021-09-21
See the Jobs page for several new postings for GVSU vessel positions on the D.J. Angus and the W.G. Jackson [read more]
Posted under Latest News on 2021-08-13
Check out the August 2021 GLOS update at: GLOS It has some excellent examples of new Smart Great Lakes initiatives including the Consortium of Great Lakes Gliders - cooperative work to organize the u... [read more]
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