Great Lakes Shipping and Ice Cover Study

Episode 34, 6/3/21

Study will Examine effects of Reduced Ice Cover on Great Lakes Marine Transportation

Many climate studies about the Great Lakes predict a trend toward reduced ice cover. Ice is expected to form later and melt earlier. With Wisconsin Sea Grant funding, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) are looking into how this might impact the shipping industry on the Great Lakes. Richard Stewart, director of the Transportation and Logistics Research Center at UWS, is undertaking the yearlong study with Daniel Rust, UWS assistant professor of transportation and logistics.

Richard Stewart. Image credit: University of Wisconsin-Superior

Daniel Rust. Image credit: University of Wisconsin-Superior

Thanks to our guests

Richard Stewart, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Daniel Rust, University of Wisconsin-Superior


Marie Zhuikov | Host

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What I do at Sea Grant

Marie writes about Great Lakes water issues, Sea Grant activities and research. She also works on podcasts, oversees the Wisconsin Sea Grant blog, and takes photos. She works in collaboration with program scientists, outreach specialists and institute staff to build water science literacy. Prior to joining Wisconsin Sea Grant in 2012, Marie worked for Minnesota Sea Grant for 15 years.