The resources compiled here are designed to help familiarize you with the R/V Lake Guardian and all of the research and educational activities that take place on board. Explore the videos, photos, blog posts and webinars to get an idea of what happens on the ship during surveys and shipboard science workshops. Investigate our related sites and read through the FAQs and Glossary to become an expert on Great Lakes science!





The R/V Lake Guardian sails on behalf of the USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office, gathering environmental data to gauge the health of Great Lakes.

What's Happening?

The 2018 sampling season has begun! See the full schedule here »

Read about the Lake Guardian and Captain Mallard in the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant newsroom »

Check out a social media recap of the 2016 Summer Survey »

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