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The Finnish Connection
December 2008
Dave Knight, from the Great Lakes Commission, participated in the GLMRI trip to Finland in September 2008. The following article was written for Seaway Review and highlights portions of the week-long trip.

GLMRI and MARAD Honor WWII Merchant Marine Veterans
September 24, 2008
GLMRI co-sponsored, along with the Richard I. Bong WWII Heritage Center, a reception and program to honor Merchant Marine Veterans in the Duluth-Superior area.

Tour of Finlandís Maritime Community Highlights
September 2008
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute organized and co-sponsored a tour of Finlandís maritime community in September 2008. GLMRI Associate Researcher, Stacey Carlson, gave a brief highlight of the week-long trip in the following article.

Tour of Finlandís Maritime Community
September 7-12, 2008
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, in conjunction with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Kymenlaakson University of Applied Sciences, invites you to join us on a tour of Finlandís maritime community from September 7ó12, 2008.

Great Lakes-Seaway Delegation Trip to Finland
Fall 2008
Craig Middlebrook, from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, participated in the GLMRI trip to Finland in September 2008. The following article was written for the Seaway Compass newsletter and highlights portions of the week-long trip.

Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute
July 2008
Tim Sweet, one of the teachers who attended the Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute in July 2008, wrote this article about the GLMRI funded, week-long program that is coordinated by Joan Chadde of Michigan Technological University. Also included is a YouTube video of the weekís activities, tours, and places visited.

Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Summer Educator Institute
July 20-25, 2008
Explore the historical, economical and environmental aspects of Great Lakes shipping at the “head of the lakes.” Based in Duluth, participants will tour the Duluth-Superior harbor, Minnesota north shore, and meet with industry to better understand the various cargoes shipped, and how it is managed and regulated.

Dr. Parsonís BallastĖFree Ship Design
March 2008
The University of Michigan Public Relations Department has prepared a video of the testing ship model.

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Inland Waterways LNG Stakeholders Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) in conjunction with and support from the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, hosted a meeting of stakeholders to discuss the possibilities of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel for the inland waterways".

Third annual meeting on regional Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) potential held May 21st

LNG experts discussed LNG uses and the safety culture along with their experiences as current users. The afternoon panel highlighted the potential benefits of using LNG, themed "greening the supply chain". More details here.

Meeting to Discuss Base Local Demand and Siting for an LNG Liquefaction Plant

Potential LNG fuel users from mining, agricultural, trucking, rail and maritime sectors met to determine if there is sufficient base load demand within a 200 mile region to warrant development of an LNG liquefaction and fuel transport, storage and distribution network centered in Duluth/Superior. Work continues to consider siting and determine supply chain demand. Presentations from the meeting

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Meeting Highlights

The SNAME Section meeting was held on Feb. 13-14 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Waterways Conference in Clevelandl. Read meeting highlights here