The integrated nature of the Internet and
information dissemination tools such as the World Wide
Web are ideally suited for use in our collective efforts to
better manage the complex Great Lakes ecosystem. The
Great Lakes Information Network is a computerized
network that links data, information and individuals in the
Great Lakes region using the Web and other resources
availab le on the worldwide research network, the Internet.
One of the nation's first regional efforts to implement the
i n formati o n supe rhighw ay, GLIN enhances
communication by providing quick and easy access to
current data as well as to leading researchers and
policymakers. Its data and information services span
envi ronmental quality, resource management,
transportation, demographic and economic data and more
in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.