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The year 2020 has been a time of transition: transition to online learning and finding new ways to conduct research while staying six feet apart and to keep in touch and share scientific findings without getting together in person. During all of this unprecedented time, the values of New York’s Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) remain intact. The GLRC has three principle goals: 1) To facilitate research and scholarship on the chemical, physical, biological, and social processes that affect the Great Lakes, 2) to provide opportunities for the training and education of students, and 3) to disseminate information and research findings. These principles were described in a 2007 SUNY ESF proposal to the GLRC to continue hosting the organization. They hold true today and I am delighted to highlight some of these efforts in the pages that follow.