Now is a time of great change for the Great Lakes. After almost 15 years of relatively low lake levels, water levels throughout the Great Lakes have risen very rapidly over the past three years. Low water levels produced wide, growing, and stable looking beaches, which have disappeared with rising water levels. At the same time, storms have increased in frequency and intensity, with hurricane strength winds becoming more commonplace. The number of fatalities due to dangerous waves and currents has also risen. Join Guy A. Meadows, Professor of Sustainable Marine Engineering and Director of the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University, to learn how new instrumentation, monitoring platforms, and advanced numerical modeling can predict damage should a disaster occur.