Our Mission


Sponsored by the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, CIGLR leads exciting new research, trains the next generation of scientists, and turns research into action for safe and healthy Great Lakes communities.

Our Partners


Since 2008,

$48 million invested in Great Lakes health & safety

590 people prepared for STEM careers

$10 million committed to clean drinking water

> 750 jobs supported

Seminars & Events

News & Announcements

2020 Magazine: Ripple Effect

The 2020 issue provides research institute and regional consortium updates, discusses our program results, and introduces new staff, students and fellows. If you are interested in a print version of the magazine please contact CIGLR at: ContactCIGLR@umich.edu.

CIGLR ECO Team Recognized as NOAA Team Members of the Month!

The CIGLR ECO team’s rapid and inventive response to the COVID-19 pandemic has ensured continuous and safe public engagement and education for the Great Lakes ecosystem. Their team has overcome shared challenges to keep bringing NOAA’s vital services to the American public. Click to learn more.