COMPASS will help dramatically enhance predictive understanding of coastal systems, including their response to short- and long-term changes.

COMPASS-GLM: Great Lakes Modeling

To achieve the COMPASS vision, GLM will focus on overarching long-term science questions:

  1. What multiscale mechanisms govern the structure, function, and dynamics of coastal systems at different spatial and temporal scales?
  2. How do coastal systems respond to natural and anthropogenic influences?
  3. Can we generalize new process knowledge and predictive skill gained at a small number of sites or regions across the observed diversity of coastal systems?