The Hazardous Material Transport Outreach Network is a collaborative of specialists from the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, Hudson River, and St. Lawrence River regions focused on reducing risks associated with multiple modes of oil and other hazardous materials transportation. The collaborative is committed to the dissemination of accurate, neutral, and data-driven information through education, outreach, and relationship building in order to improve public safety, the region’s economy, and environmental stewardship of our water resources.
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The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network is a regional subset of the National Sea Grant College Program. Each Sea Grant program represents a unique partnership between a state university and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Through its extension education program and use of engaging communication techniques, the network plays a central role in supplying the Great Lakes region with usable solutions to pressing problems and providing the information needed to better manage Great Lakes resources for present and future generations.
Since it was established in 1955 by the Great Lakes Basin Compact, the Great Lakes Commission has worked with its member states and provinces to address issues of common concern, develop shared solutions and collectively advance an agenda to protect and enhance the Great Lakes region’s economic prosperity and environmental health.
The International Joint Commission prevents and resolves disputes between the United States of America and Canada under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty and Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuing the common good of both countries as an independent and objective advisor to the two governments. The IJC’s recommendations and decisions take into account the needs of a wide range of water uses, including drinking water, commercial shipping, hydroelectric power generation, agriculture, ecosystem health, industry, fishing, recreational boating and shoreline property.