Lake Erie Links
Beaches in Ohio
Facts and History
Great Lakes Compact
Lake Erie Literacy
Marine Forecast (NWS)
Nautical Chart (NOAA)
Experimental Harmful Algal Blooms Bulletin
Water Temps/Levels/ Currents/Winds (GLCFS)
Water Level (USACE)
Principle 1 – Great Lake, Many Features
Principle 2 - Natural Forces Formed
Principle 3 – Effects weather and Climate
Principle 4 - Freshwater Sustains Life
Principle 5 – Diverse Life & Ecosystems
Principle 6 - Humans and the Watershed
Principle 7 - Exploration is Ongoing
Principle 8 - Great Significance
Exploration and study of Lake Erie and its watershed are ongoing. Such exploration increases understanding of the role people play within the ecosystem.
Understanding Lake Erie is more than a matter of curiosity. Exploration, inquiry and monitoring supports protection of Lake Erie ecosystems, resources and processes.
Over time, the use of Lake Erie resources has changed significantly. The future sustainability of lake resources depends on our understanding of those resources and their potential and limitations.
New technologies and methods of observation are expanding our ability to explore Lake Erie. Freshwater scientists rely on new technologies to monitor conditions in the lake and provide information to policy makers and leaders in coastal communities.
Models help us understand the complexity of Lake Erie. Models can process and help visualize observations, describe interactions, expose information gaps and forecast future conditions.
Exploring, understanding and communicating about the Lake Erie ecosystem are interdisciplinary efforts. They require close collaboration among professionals in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as public outreach and education.
Principle 7: Much remains to be learned about Lake Erie.