- U.S. Maritime Administration
To improve and strengthen the U.S. marine transportation system – including infrastructure, industry and labor – to meet the economic and security needs of the Nation.
- The Dredging Operations Technical Support Program
Known as DOTS, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the program provides a wealth of technical information on dredging issues in support of the Corps’ Operations and Maintenance (O&M) dredging mission.
- National Dredging Team
Helps ensure that dredging of U.S. harbors and channels is conducted in a timely and cost effective manner while meeting environmental protection/restoration/enhancement goals.
- Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
This is the principal Research, Testing, and Development facility of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- Western Dredging Association (WEDA)
Covering North, Central and South America, WEDA provides a forum to promote the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction.
- National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
A Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) that engages in innovative research with the aim of advancing freight knowledge to better meet current and future needs.
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Great Lakes Links
- Recycling Dredged Material in the Great Lakes
Using dredged material can offset the need to mine or import sand or soil from other areas. This web site provides portals for obtaining information about sources of dredged material near you that can be used beneficially.
- The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Chicago (part of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division) has several district and offices (listed below) within the Great Lakes region responsible for implementing projects and programs on the ground.
Buffalo District | Chicago District | Detroit District | St. Paul District (regulatory)
- Great Lakes Harbors (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Learn more about harbors in the Great Lakes. Harbor Fact Sheets include harbor features, project requirements, consequences of not maintaining projects, transportation importance and budgeted requirements and allocations.
- Marine Delivers
Marine Delivers is a bi–national industry collaboration created to demonstrate the positive economic and environmental benefits, safety, energy efficiency, and sustainability of shipping on the Great Lakes Seaway System. The primary mission of the Marine Delivers communication program is to provide responsible, timely, consistent and relevant information to help shape a positive image of the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry.
Contaminated Sediment Links
- Sediment Management for Ecosystem Recovery
This fact sheet identifies the contaminated sediment problem, emphasizes the need for a better understanding of the relationships between contaminated sediment and beneficial use impairments, and states the importance of monitoring the ecological effectiveness of contaminated sediment remediation after cleanup has taken place. Prepared by the SedPAC of the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board, August, 1999.
- Beneficial Use Of Dredged Material
Provided by the Army Corps DOTS program, provides an overview of the various types of beneficial uses for dredged material and examples of where they have occurred.
- DOER Technical Notes–Focus Area-Contaminated Sediments
US Army Corps of Engineers. This page includes a list of documents providing guidance on testing and evaluating contaminated dredged materials for various beneficial use applications.
- Great Lakes Contaminated Sediments Program, USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Links
- Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
Coordinates the efforts of the various levels of government with the specific goal of protecting and improving Great Lakes water quality by controlling soil erosion and sedimentation.
- Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Great Lakes Region), in cooperation and coordination with the Great Lakes states, is working to develop sediment transport models for Great Lakes tributaries that discharge to Federal navigation channels or Areas of Concern (AOCs). This work is helping to reduce the need for—and costs of—navigation dredging, while promoting actions to delist Great Lakes AOCs.
Water Level Links
Great Lakes Information Network Links
- GLIN’s Dredging page
The Great Lakes Information Network is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes region of North America.
- GLIN’s Contaminated Sediments page
Links to numerous resources and information regarding soil contamination in the Great Lakes basin.
- GLIN’s Soil Erosion and Sediment Page
Links to numerous resources and information regarding soil erosion and sedimentation in the Great Lakes basin.
- GLIN’s Lake Levels page
Includes links to current, forecasted, and historical lake level information around the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region.