2007 News Archive

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Erie Pier Research Presentation to HTAC
December 5, 2007
UMD's Rodger Brannan and James Skurla gave a presentation to the Duluth-Superior Harbor Technical Advisory Committee on Dec. 5, 2007. The presentation discussed their GLMRI funded research, "Erie Pier Process Reuse Facility Cost Analysis."

MTSNAC Appointment
November 14, 2007
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters as a member of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council for a three-year term.

University of Toledo's Online Information Clearinghouse
The University of Toledo has initiated the development of a comprehensive data repository and information clearinghouse for a maritime information delivery system. You can access this information and "work-in-progress" at www.maritime.utoledo.edu.

Great Lakes Shipping Education "Chest"
October 2007
Purchase the Great Lakes Shipping Education Chest for Your Museum or Education Center.

Teaching Teachers
October 2007
Joan Chadde, K-12 Education and Outreach Program Coordinator from Michigan Technological University, had the following article published in Seaway Review.
From Great Lakes/Seaway Review, Vol. 36 No. 1, July-September, 2007.
© 2007 Harbor House Publishers, Boyne City, Michigan. Used with permission.

GLMRI 2007 Annual Meetings
September 27-28, 2007
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) held their annual Advisory Board and Affiliate University meetings on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, 2007, in Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI. Dr. Jorma Rytkonen, representing the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, was a special guest of GLMRI and gave presentations on research initiatives in Finland.

Gott Onboard
July 2007
In July, Dr. Richard Stewart, co-director of GLMRI, joined the crew of the Edwin H. Gott, on the voyage from Two Harbors, Minn., to Gary, Ind. and back to Two Harbors.

Riding the Ferries Across Lake Michigan
June/July 2007
GLMRI Associate Researcher Stacey Carlson travelled across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc, Wis., to Ludington, Mich., aboard the SS Badger and from Muskegon, Mich., to Milwaukee, Wis., aboard the Lake Express high speed ferry.

Freshwater Test Facility Opens on Superior Waterfront
June, 28 2007
The world's first freshwater test facility focusing on ballast water treatment technology opened June 28 in Superior, Wisconsin. The facility is a critical component of the "Great Ships Initiative," a cooperative effort among the Great Lakes maritime industry, federal agencies, and other regional stakeholders to stop ship-mediated introduction of aquatic invasive species into the Great Lakes.

GLMRI & Finland Research Centre Build Research Collaboration
June 2007
GLMRI is proposing to bring researchers from Finland to events in the United States and Canada to discuss their research and progressively move towards collaborative research projects and the exchange of researchers.

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy's Training Vessel, T/S State of Michigan, Visits the Port of Duluth-Superior
May 21-22 2007
The Great Lakes Maritime Academy’s (GLMA) training vessel, State of Michigan, made a port call to the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior on May 21-22, 2007, as part of GLMA’s Spring 2007 Training Voyage which featured port calls around the Great Lakes. While in the Twin Ports, GLMA, an affiliate university of the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI,) engaged the port community in many ways.

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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