Welcome to Great Lakes FieldScope

The Great Lakes project invites participants to explore maps and graphs and contribute water quality data from across the Great Lakes watershed region, including parts of the United States and Canada.This web-based mapping and graphing collaboration tool is designed to engage students, volunteers, and citizens in Great Lakes science. FieldScope is part of a nationwide initiative to share, analyze, and interpret data.

Do you collect water quality data as part of a non-profit, research, or educational organization? Join the FieldScope project to share your data!

In Great Lakes FieldScope, you’ll find data layers to explore, such as:

  • Areas of Concern (pollution)
  • Fish Spawning Locations
  • Lakes, Streams, and Wetlands
  • Watershed Boundaries
  • And more!

For more information on how to join the Great Lakes FieldScope project, or how it can be useful to your organization, contact: msgeducation@umich.edu

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FREE online course about watersheds being offered Sept. 16-Oct. 27. Visit https://www.coursera.org/course/watershed for more information.

Introduction to Great Lakes FieldScope

Water Quality Data Collection

There's an App for That

  • Check out the smartphone app to collect data on-the-go using mobile devices:

  • iPhone

  • Android

Teaching Great Lakes Science

  • Looking for classroom lessons to use with Great Lakes FieldScope? Explore topics about Great Lakes science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • Find the materials at GreatLakesLessons.com.