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The LWRC’s Science Program coordinates whole lake scientific research and monitoring on Lake Winnipeg to gain a better understanding of ecological processes and how they are changing over time, and to support lake and watershed management decision making.

Currently, the Science Program offers science support and infrastructure in the form of:

  • Two research vessels, Motor Vessel (M/V) NAMAO and M/V FYLGJA;
  • A network of 65 sampling stations, which includes offshore, nearshore, river mouths, and outflows;
  • Three whole lake surveys during the open water season (spring, summer, fall), each of which includes access to the established network of stations;
  • Lake access for Special Projects, upon request; and
  • A Scholarship to honours and graduate students.

Sub-projects

  • LWRC Seabird Rosette M/V NAMAO Project

    Themes: Freshwater

    The Seabird rosette has been deployed since 2008 (to present) from the M/V NAMAO during each research cruise (spring, summer, fall), with few exceptions. Data collection... Read more

Related Collections and Datasets

    • AVOS M/V NAMAO Dataset

      Themes: Atmosphere, Freshwater

      Automated Voluntary Observing Ship (AVOS) program meteorological data recorded aboard the M/V NAMAO. January 1st, 2010 to present. Hourly, processed data includes coordinates,... Read more
    • Lake Winnipeg Buoy Data Dataset

      Themes: Atmosphere, Marine

      Canadian meteorological buoy data are collected by Environment and Climate Change Canada. This subset consisting of Lake Winnipeg meteorological buoy data is extracted from... Read more
    • LWRC Field Logs Dataset

      Themes: Atmosphere, Freshwater

      Station and meteorological data recorded during the spring, summer, and fall surveys aboard the M/V NAMAO. Includes date, station ID, coordinates, time on/off station, depth,... Read more

    Campaign

    • LWRC 2002 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2002 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 30th to June 22nd Summer: July 26th to August 22nd Fall: October 13th... Read more
    • LWRC 2003 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2003 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 19th Summer: July 24th to August 12th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2004 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2004 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 1st to June 20th Summer: July 24th to August 17th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2005 Campaign Campaign

      Fall 2005 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: September 21st to October 13th The M/V NAMAO was in drydock during the spring and summer.
    • LWRC 2006 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2006 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 29th to June 17th Summer: July 24th to August 18th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2007 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2007 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 15th Summer: July 19th to August 15th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2008 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2008 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 19th Summer: July 27th to August 14th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2009 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2009 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 13th Summer: July 14th to August 2nd Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2010 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 27th to June 15th Summer: July 26th to August 17th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2011 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2011 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 1st to June 21st Summer: July 18th to August 10th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2012 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2012 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 31st to June 17th Summer: July 16th to August 9th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2013 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 29th to June 14th Summer: July 23rd to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2014 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 whole-lake research cruises. Workboat was used for the Spring cruise due to zebra mussels and the resulting closure of Gimli Harbour. Start and end... Read more
    • LWRC 2015 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2015 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 18th Spring: July 20th to August 6th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2016 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 2nd to June 19th Summer: July 18th to July 31st Fall: September 12th... Read more
    • LWRC 2017 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 31st to June 17th Summer: July 24th to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2018 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: June 12th to July 19th Summer: July 13th to August 16th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2019 Campaign Campaign

      Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 whole-lake research cruises. Start and end dates of each survey: Spring: May 28th to June 13th Summer: July 22nd to August 8th Fall: September... Read more
    • LWRC 2020 Campaign Campaign

      Fall 2020 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: October 5th to October 22nd The spring and summer cruises were not carried out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
    • LWRC 2021 Campaign Campaign

      Fall 2021 whole-lake research cruise. Start and end dates: Fall: September 24th to October 14th The spring and summer cruises were not carried out due to ship upgrades and... Read more

    Related Publications

    Metadata

    Field Value
    Title Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Science Program
    Research Program Name Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Science Program
    Keywords Ecology, Ecosystem functions, Eutrophication, Food web, Lake, Lake Winnipeg, Limnology, Monitoring
    Keyword Vocabulary Polar data catalog
    Keyword Vocabulary URL https://www.polardata.ca/pdcinput/public/keywordlibrary
    Website https://www.lakewinnipegresearch.org/
    Theme Freshwater
    Status In Progress
    Project DOI 10.5203/0001007
    Metadata Creation Date 2022
    Publisher CanWIN
    Preferred citation
    Related facility
    Field Value
    Project extent
    Project Area Lake Winnipeg
    Spatial regions Lake Winnipeg
    Spatial extent West Bound Longitude 127.45739221572876
    Spatial extent East Bound Longitude -27.066243609948597
    Spatial extent South Bound Latitude -19.980860824921276
    Spatial extent North Bound Latitude 140.81676721572876
    Temporal extent
    Project Start Date 2002-01-01
    Project End Date
    Field Value
    Project Contributors
    Principal Investigators
    Principal Investigators 1
    Principal Investigator Name
    Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
    Type of Name
    Personal
    Principal Investigator Email
    info@lakewinnipegresearch.org
    Principal Investigator Affiliation
    Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
    Principal Investigator ORCID ID
    Co-Investigators
    Co-Investigators 1
    Co-Investigator Name
    Scott, Karen
    Co-Investigator Role
    Project Manager
    Co-Investigator Email
    kjs@lakewinnipegresearch.org
    Co-Investigator Affiliation
    Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
    Co-Investigator ORCID ID
    Project Data Curator Scott, Karen
    Project Data Curator email kjs@lakewinnipegresearch.org
    Project Data Curator Affiliation Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
    Funder Information
    Awards
    Field Value
    License Name Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
    Licence Schema Name SPDX
    Licence URL https://spdx.org/licenses
    Terms of Access

    For Lake Winnipeg data collected by researchers on board the Motor Vessels NAMAO / FYLGJA or with the assistance of the LWRC’s Science Program:

    [Some of] The data presented herein were collected on board the M/V Namao (or Fylgja) with logistical and field assistance provided by the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium’s Science Program.

    Personal thanks can be made at the discretion of the author to acknowledge support provided by individuals representing the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, including program managers/coordinators, technicians, and crew of the M/V NAMAO.

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