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Making Waves - A Profile of Charles Louis

What’s your role with Minnesota Sea Grant?

Advisory committee member.

What do you do when you’re not at Sea Grant advisory committee meetings?

I’m the assistant vice president for research and the associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I oversee several interdisciplinary research centers and faculty grants programs, including Sea Grant.

Why do you have a passion for Lake Superior and Minnesota’s inland waters?

My responsibilities overseeing Sea Grant and the Large Lakes Observatory (also at the University of Minnesota) have helped develop my appreciation for Lake Superior. Both of these research programs are major institutional investments that I want to see flourish.

What’s your future vision for the environment in the Lake Superior Basin?

I would like to ensure that problems in the basin are addressed by a strong University of Minnesota research base, and the support of teaching and outreach activities.

Why do you think the Sea Grant Program is important to Minnesota?

Sea Grant provides a unique Minnesota resource that directly communicates cutting-edge research on issues relevant to the Lake Superior basin to the public by outstanding outreach programs. Clearly the state would be much poorer without this resource.


By Sea Grant Staff
March 1998

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