Our Mission


Hosted by the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan, CIGLR consists of a Research Institute and a Regional Consortium that is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), universities, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Together, we work to achieve environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the Great Lakes.
Our Commitment: CIGLR is a community of people from many cultures and social backgrounds committed to Accessibility, Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As an institute we respect and foster these values as powerful forces for positive change in our community and beyond.

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

2024 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Information Session

2024 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Information Session

Join us for a virtual info session next Wed, Jan 17 @ 2pm EST! We will talk about the program, give an overview of the application process & timeline, & answer your questions. Click on the image for 2024 Summer Fellowship and registration information.

2023 Magazine: Ripple Effect

2023 Magazine: Ripple Effect

The 2023 issue introduces CIGLR’s new Director for Engagement, Dr. Mike Shriberg, welcomes 3 new CIGLR Research Scientists, provides research institute and regional consortium updates, 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. Click image to read.

Fall 2023 eNewsletter

Fall 2023 eNewsletter

In this Issue: Invasive Mussel Control?; CIGLR Research Engagement; Alumni Spotlight – Olivia Anderson; LSSU & Soo Locks Engineers Day; Meet our New Research Scientists and Staff