Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) are severely degraded geographic areas within the Great Lakes Basin. The U.S. and Canadian governments have identified 43 such areas; 26 in U.S. waters, 17 in Canadian water (five are shared between U.S. and Canada on connecting river systems).
CEPS is the scientific research unit within the Collections and Research Department of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. CEPS performs original research and outreach activities on topics covering planetary science, terrestrial geophysics, and the remote sensing of environmental change.
The Border 2020 Program is the latest environmental program implemented under the 1983 La Paz Agreement. It builds on the Border 2012 Environmental Program, emphasizing regional, bottom-up approaches for decision making, priority setting, and project implementation to address the environmental and public health problems in the border region.
Preserves and enhances the quality of the natural environment; conserve renewable resources; conserve and protect water resources; forecast weather and environmental change; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the government.
The Geological Survey of Canada is a premier agency for geoscientific information and research, focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of resources, environmental protection, and technology innovation.