- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 National Lakes Assessment: data now available online
- Lake Annie’s Song: A TEDx Talk and Interview with GLEON’s Evelyn Gaiser
- Samiullah Khan, New Co-Chair Elect for the GLEON Student Association
- GLEON Embraces Citizen Science
- Revisiting GLEON’s 18th All-Hands Meeting in Gaming, Austria
By Tim Kratz, Peter Arzberger, David Hamilton, and Fang-Pang Lin
Ten years ago, a relatively small group of lake scientists, information managers and information technology experts met in San Diego alongside experts on coral reefs in what we now consider to be the first GLEON meeting. G1, though of course none of us called it that – in fact the name GLEON didn’t yet exist – started an adventure in doing network science.
The goal of the first meeting was to explore whether developing an international network that deployed and made use of high-frequency measurements on lakes and coral reefs made sense scientifically, socially, and practically. It resulted in what we now know as the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, or GLEON, a thriving, energetic, and creative network that has brought an international community of scientists together. But back then, we had only a dim inkling of what GLEON would become a decade later. (more…)
By Blaize Denfeld
I gratefully accepted a recent appointment as co-chair elect of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Graduate Student Association (GSA), the newest member of the GSA leadership team, joining GSA chair, Jennie Brentrup (Miami University, USA) and co-chair Facundo Scordo (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina). One of my first assignments is to briefly introduce myself to the GLEON community. (more…)
By: Kait Farrell, Sarah Lynn Bartlett and Ian McCullough.
It was a dark and stormy night. Well not exactly stormy, but it had been dark since 5 pm and was exceptionally cold (mostly for those joining the group from warmer areas of the world); nothing but a typical January evening in central New Hampshire. It was the night following the fourth and final day of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Fellowship Program workshop at Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, a quaint lake side community largely dormant for the winter.
This is a summary of the Newsletter issue 6
Bonjour! The GLEON 16th meeting is approaching next week. This issue covers multiple GLEON related projects, including the PRAGMA-GLEON Expedition (1) (2), SAFER project, and NETLAKE project. Many of these topics may come up in discussions during the meeting, and we encourage you to check out the articles to learn more about the recent activities of the projects. If you are new to GLEON, you might like to read the COCLAKE (Carbon Cycling on Lakes) project post, which features the “Network Partnership Program (NPP)” in which the majority of GLEON attendees have participated and enjoyed in the past.
If you are participating in the G16 meeting, we wish you safe travels, and look forward to seeing you all soon!
Editorial team (http://blog.gleon.org/contact-us/)
by Ludmila Brighenti
A lake is like a gigantic living creature that inhales and exhales carbon and exchanges energy with its surrounding environment. I became interested in this process and wanted to understand and predict whole-lake carbon exchange systems in Brazilian lakes. I worked on this topic for my Ph.D. (which I completed recently!), and deployed a high-frequency monitoring buoy to obtain data. This led to a new collaboration between researchers in Brazil and Denmark: Carbon Cycling on Lakes (COCLAKE), looking at the similarities and differences of temporal and tropical lake carbon cycling systems. All of this started from a simple conversation at a GLEON meeting. With the GLEON 16 meeting fast approaching, I wanted to share my story for those who are attending.
By Liz Ryder and Eleanor Jennings
The first NETLAKE (Networking Lake Observatories in Europe, EU COST Action ES1201) training school took place from 12th to 17th June 2014 at the Erken Laboratory, Uppsala University, in Sweden. A multi-disciplinary group of 23 trainees from 19 countries took part. The training focused on automated monitoring and high-frequency data analysis, and included techniques for building simple temperature sensors, deployment, data analysis and processing, data visualization and practical data management.
This is a summary of the Newsletter issue 5
Welcome to the new GLEON blog, an online platform intended to share GLEON-related news, science, and events. To inform GLEON members when new posts have been added to the blog, we are sending out a regular email Newsletter with summaries of the most recent articles posted to the blog. Each article contains a link to the full article accessed at blog.gleon.org. For the blog, we welcome contributions from all GLEON members. If you have any GLEON-related news, science, or events you would like to share, please contact any member of the GSA leaders or the blog managers: http://blog.gleon.org/contact-us/. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing all things GLEON!
By Paula Costilla, Paula Zapperi and Facundo Scordo
SAFER (Sensing the Americas’ Freshwater Ecosystem Risk from Climate Change) is an inter-American, interdisciplinary network integrated by researchers, students and technology support. Geology, biology, paleolimnology, hydrometeorology, physical limnology and social sciences are all applied as tools for the evaluation of project objectives, and this diversity is reflected in the SAFER student projects.
Most of the SAFER students have participated in one or more Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) meetings, and since they will attend GLEON 16, this article is focused on their present research interests.
by Meilan Jiang
The Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) 26th meeting was held in Taiwan in April with the underlying theme of “Living with Big Data.” Recent efforts of the GLEON – PRAGMA collaborative scientific expedition were shared at a group session in the meeting, and challenges and milestones of this collaboration were identified.
The PRAGMA 27th meeting will be held in October at Indiana University Bloomington just before the GLEON meeting. The new conceptual interdisciplinary challenge, a “Hackathon,” will be operated at PRAGMA 27, and GLEON members are encouraged to participate in this event.
By Jake Zwart and Hilary Dugan
As this is a transition period for the GLEON Fellowship Program, it is a good time to reflect on the past cohort and look towards the next group of fellows. The third and final workshop for the first cohort took place at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, USA in January 2014. The fellows could not help but feel the ecosystem perspective oozing from the walls of the Cary Institute, soaked up from years of housing an abnormally high concentration of ecosystem ecologists.