Great Lakes TechSurge LakeBed 2030

August 10, 2020


Wednesday, September 30 – Friday, October 2


Event Schedule

Registration Fees

Full Event Registration Fee – $75
Single Day Fee – $25
MTS Student Member – Free (Note: you must be a current student member to see this free option)

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Join us for the Great Lakes TechSurge LakeBed 2030 from Wednesday, September 30 – Friday, October 2, 2020. This virtual conference will bring together science and research, policy, government, and industry professionals to:

  • Focus on Great Lakes marine mapping and observation data
  • Develop a strategy to catalog new and existing lakebed information for shared use
  • Share the latest technology advancements with Great Lakes community and advance business development in the region

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 1

David Millar
  • David Millar, Government Accounts Director, Americas, Fugro

    David Millar is Fugro’s Government Accounts Director for the Americas region. Based in the Washington, DC area, he serves as Fugro’s key account manager for government clients throughout the Americas, as well as with the United Nations, the World Bank and other multilateral development banks.

    Mr. Millar is responsible for managing the development and execution of Fugro’s partnerships with public sector clients, and oversees Fugro’s regional collaborative science activities with government, academia and non-governmental organizations. He also leads Fugro’s global support of and participation in The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Friday, October 2

Scott Parker
  • Scott Parker, Ph.D. Ecosystem Scientist, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation, Parks Canada / Government of Canada

    Dr. Scott Parker is as an ecologist with Parks Canada. For over 30-years he has worked on science and monitoring projects in national parks and national marine conservation areas across the country, from the marine coasts of Gwaii Haanas to the lakebeds of Fathom Five, and he is currently Parks Canada’s Great Lakes regional ecosystem scientist. He is a member of several national and international conservation committees, including the World Commission on Protected Areas. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, where he has been an adjunct professor since 2012. He and his family live on Lake Huron’s, Bruce Peninsula.


Read ahead materials for the panel: Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard on Thursday, October 1st


More information forthcoming. Please check back regularly for updates.

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