Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc.
Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc. (LWRC) was founded to
research the water quality deterioration of Lake Winnipeg; which related to the Red River flood in 1997. LWRC
set goals to perform scientific research that will help gain a better knowledge base of the
biological, chemical and physical processes
Lake Winnipeg needs to survive. They also strive to educate and increase the public’s awareness of the ecology
and environmental problems Lake Winnipeg faces.
The Namao is a Motor Vessel (MV) which is solely
owned and operated by LWRC. The MV Namao requires a
crew of nine members
in order to function correctly. A regular task of the MV Namao is to conduct
lake-wide research on Lake Winnipeg.
Satellite images taken from 2009 to
2011 show the particles, dissolved elements
and living organisms (such as algae) that are found in
Lake Winnipeg. LWRC also provides annual
reports from 2007 – 2010 which outline the progress made within the year with the various collaborations.