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Integrated Nowcast/Forecast Operation System (INFOS)

INFOS combines real-time observations from various sources to create nowcasts and forecasts that help visitors to the Great Lakes make safe decisions about swimming and other water sports.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison

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Sea Caves Watch

This tool provides photos and data about conditions at the sea caves on the mainland of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It is intended to help kayakers make informed decisions about visiting the sea caves.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison

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Read ‘Apostle Islands sea caves safer for kayakers, thanks to UW’ in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel…

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Wisconsin Manure Management Advisory System

This tool provides a set of maps that help farmers who apply manure as a nutrient source to identify suitable cropland areas and times for spreading.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

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Wisconsin Beach Health

This tool helps people make informed choices about health risks when deciding to go swimming at the beach. Water quality sampling is provided for public beaches on the Great Lakes and inland waters.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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This tool identifies barriers to fish migration in the Great Lakes basin and helps target the best candidates for removal. The goal is to work across jurisdictions to coordinate barrier removal and most efficiently achieve the greatest increase in fish habitat.

McIntyre Lab at the University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology and the Optimization Group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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