RDX 2004 Theme
Decision Support for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence System for the New Millennium

Executive Summary
RDX 2004 Conference Proceedings

Conference Objectives
A substantial need exists to coordinate the diverse data holdings, integrate information systems, and develop interoperable computer models and decision support tools that deal with Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River resource management priorities. The conference/ workshops are designed to facilitate information exchange between participants, to identify opportunities for collaboration and to seek a consensus on a common vision for integrated decision support tools to meet the needs of regional policy and decision making.

Target Audience
The conference is designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of participants who are interested in regional data and information sharing, and Internet-based and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies.

  • Federal and state/provincial governments, academic and non-profit organizations that engage in data collection, development, storage and management that wish to explore new ways for regional information coordination
  • State/provincial/municipal information managers who oversee web and GIS technologies and are looking for new ideas and techniques
  • Great Lakes stakeholders who are interested in web and GIS tools to improve decisionmaking

Program Committee

Greg Buehler
Open GIS Consortium, Inc.
Brian Huberty
US Fish & Wildlife Service, R-3
Pranas Pranckevicius
Jennifer Day
International Joint Commission
Candy Irvin
Access Indiana
Mike Robertson
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Ian Gillespie
Environment Canada
Jessica Moy
Michigan State University
C. Vincent Tao
York University
David Hart
University of Wisconsin-Madison Sea Grant Institute
Scott Nelson
U.S. Geological Survey
Jennifer Wolf
Merit Network, Inc.

Organizing Committee at the Great Lakes Commission

  • Hugh Brennan
  • Jon Dettling
  • Roger Gauthier
  • Shannon Glutting
  • Christine Manninen
  • Devra Polack
  • Kevin Yam

RDX 2004 Sponsors (below) | Partners

Western & Eastern Great Lakes Regions & Central New York