Great Ships Initiative O-Dock

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Location: 
Superior, Wisconsin
Completed: 
2006-Current
Estimated Cost: 
$ N/A
  • (4) x 200 m3 matched retention tanks
  • Intake flows up to 341 m3/ hour
  • Fully automated flow and pressure controls
  • Automated monitoring and data logging
  • Capability to test treatment systems of all kinds

Land-based Research, Development and Technology Evaluation (RDTE) facility in Superior, WI offers infrastructure consistent with IMO guidelines for land-based testing of ballast treatment equipment. A collaborative effort to end the problem of ship-mediated invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System through independent research and demonstration of environmental technology, financial incentives and consistent basin-wide harbor monitoring.