Detection: Surveillance Framework

The Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Surveillance Framework (the Framework) has been developed to address the regional goal of establishing a comprehensive program for detecting and tracking newly identified aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the United States’ waters of the Great Lakes. The need to develop a comprehensive framework to guide and coordinate surveillance actions for any and all AIS threats within the Great Lakes has long been recognized and is an identified priority of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement - Annex on Aquatic Invasive Species.