GLIN: Great Lakes Information Network

Thank you for your interest in the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)! GLIN’s most popular features—including information on the Great Lakes plus the Great Lakes Calendar, Great Lakes Daily News, and Great Lakes Email Groups—have transitioned to their new home on the Great Lakes Commission website. We appreciate your support of these valuable tools over the years, and encourage you to continue using and sharing them throughout the Great Lakes community!

Use the links below to visit the new pages. Scroll down to learn more!

History of GLIN

The Great Lakes Information Network, commonly known as GLIN, was originally developed by the Great Lakes Commission to serve as a regional information hub — a single place for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes – St. Lawrence region of North America.

GLIN began in the early 1990s as a Gopher server, the Internet technology of choice at the time. GLIN transitioned to using the “world wide web” as a primary mode of information sharing in late 1994, as the web gained prominence. In ensuing years, GLIN usage grew as the site filled a niche providing Great Lakes information, news, and events.

Now, as the web has evolved and grown, we’ve updated the most popular, useful features of GLIN and transitioned their online home to the Great Lakes Commission website. The GLIN name is still in use on many of our email groups.

Great Lakes Daily News

Great Lakes Daily News, formerly known as GLIN Daily News, is a daily digest of Great Lakes news headlines designed to help Great Lakes stakeholders stay informed and engaged. This valuable resource is compiled, edited, and sent to subscribers via email by Great Lakes Commission staff every weekday. Don’t miss out on a single day of important Great Lakes news – subscribe today! Note: The GLC does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in all articles.

Visit Great Lakes Daily News

Great Lakes Calendar

The new Great Lakes Calendar features events of interest to the Great Lakes community, and is updated regularly by staff at the Great Lakes Commission. Visit the calendar to browse upcoming events, or submit your event to be included on the calendar!

Visit Great Lakes Calendar

Great Lakes Email Groups

The Great Lakes Commission administers a number of email subscription groups on Great Lakes issues, including the popular GLIN-Announce and GLIN-Jobs groups. Provided through Google Groups, these groups deliver news and information directly to your inbox, and serve as a great way to keep up-to-date on Great Lakes regional issues and events from multiple organizations and Great Lakes stakeholders. Click the link below to learn more and to sign up for groups that interest you! Note: The GLC does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in all email group content.

Learn more about Great Lakes Email Groups