Field Equipment

GLEC owns and operates a wide array of boats, vehicles and field equipment to support environmental/ecological surveys, monitoring and assessments. Our extensive inventory and full ownership of all assets assures availability for rapid response/quick turnaround client monitoring and assessment projects. Clients can also count on GLEC’s seasoned field staff to provide consistent and safe operation of field resources.

Great Lakes Capable Research Vessels

25 foot Donzi, Twin 150 hp Outboards
25 foot Grady White, Twin 250 hp Outboards
23 foot Trophy, 250 hp Inboard V-8
23 foot Robalo, 225 hp Outboard
23 foot Angler, 225 hp Outboard

Electrofishing Boats and Equipment

16 foot Boat with Outboard and Trailer
14 foot Boat with Outboard and Trailer
12 foot Boat with Outboard and Trailer
3 Tote Barges for Stream Electrofishing
Back-Pack Electrofishing Unit

General Purpose Research Craft

22 foot Pontoon Work Boat
14 foot Jon Boat with Outboard and Trailer
6 Inflatable Boats with Outboards

Sediment Sampling Boat and Equipment

26 foot Sediment Coring Boat, Crane Deployable
Pneumatic Vibracore Core Sampler (3 and 4 inch)
K/B Sediment Core Samplers
Pneumatic Hammercore Core Sampler (3 and 4 inch)
GLEC Modified Sediment Core Samplers
GLEW Sediment Core Samplers
Hand-held Core Samplers

Field Survey Equipment

Multi-Parameter Water Quality Meters 
Dissolved Oxygen Meters
Conductivity/pH Meters
Continuous Temperature Recording Devices
Flow Meters
Tipping/Recording Rain Gauges
Peristaltic Pumps
Water Level Probes
GPS Units
Refrigerated Samplers
Auto Samplers
Kemmerer Water Sampler
Chlorophyll Samplers
Plankton Nets
Ponar Dredges
Gill Nets/Hoop Nets/Seines


5 Full Size Four Wheel Drive Pick-Up Trucks
Cargo Utility Van
Four Wheel Drive All-Terrain Vehicle
ARGO Amphibious Tracked ATV

Field Services



Dennis McCauley

Senior Environmental Scientist
Phone: 231-941-2230


GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.

Great Lakes Environmental Center

739 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 941-2230
Fax: (231) 941-2240