Spring 2006

A rip current in Florida after Hurricane Jeanne. Rip currents are a threat to Great Lakes swimmers as well.

UW Sea Grant Outreach

Great Lakes Rip Currents Conference

June 6, 2006
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

The annual Great Lakes Rip Current Conference will be held this year on June 6 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, at the Inn on Maritime Bay. This year’s agenda will include:

Rip Current Science, Case Studies & Prediction

  • Rip currents in the Great Lakes: What is known and not known
  • Case studies of 2005 rip current incidents
  • Update on rip currents in the Duluth area of Lake Superior
  • Demonstration project on rip current forecasting and observation using x-band mobile radar

Rip Current Education & Outreach

  • Begin a rip current education campaign in your community
  • Mackinac County Water Safety Review Team: Educating the public on rip currents
  • Panel discussion: Future needs for education and research on Great Lakes rip currents

Please visit http://seagrant.wisc.edu/coastalhazards/ for more information, including the final agenda, conference contacts and conference registration form.

The Great Lakes conference is a regional component of NOAA’s Rip Current Awareness Week, June 4-10, 2006, a national program of research and outreach to reduce the number of rip current fatalities. Please visit http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/ for more information.

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