Influencing Industry and Research: Ballast Water

October 31, 2019

The River Talk series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wisconsin). Matt TenEyck, director of the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute, will present, “Influencing Industry and Research: Ballast Water.”

TenEyck’s institute now manages the Great Waters Research Collaborative (GWRC), which offers testing services to people who want to develop new technologies and tools for ballast water treatment, compliance and monitoring. (Ballast water is used by Great Lakes and ocean-going ships for balance when they’re not carrying cargo.) TenEyck will discuss GWRC’s research program, which includes validating alternative freshwater methods for analyzing ballast water samples and monitoring commercial ports. He will also provide water career information and tips.

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs offer this series of informal evening talks about the St. Louis River Estuary. Everyone is invited and refreshments are provided.

Other River Talks will be held on Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 3, April 8 and May 13, 2020. The March 3 talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit.

For more information, visit If you miss a talk, visit Wisconsin Sea Grant’s blog for a summary.


Deanna Erickson

Reserve Director

(715) 399-4086