As one of 16 NOAA Cooperative Institutes, CIGLR helps NOAA accomplish its goals in the Laurentian Great Lakes by

  • Leading exciting new research efforts,
  • Training the next generation of Great Lakes scientists,
  • Expanding NOAA research in the Great Lakes through our Regional Consortium, and
  • Translating research into actionable science to meet societal needs.

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) is our primary NOAA sponsor and home of CIGLR research personnel.

Our Partners


Since 2008,

$36 million in funding

434 students supported

800+ journal articles & reports

149 post-docs supported


There are no upcoming events at this time.

News & Announcements

CIGLR Job Opening!

–Postdoctoral Fellowship: Application of Linked Ocean and Ecosystem Models to Lake Erie– A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research in the area of biophysical modeling. Follow this link to learn more and apply.

Fall 2017 eNewsletter

In this Issue: Director’s Letter; CIGLR Impacts; CIGLR Welcomes New Postdoctoral Fellow; Outreach Spotlight; Research Features: Quagga Mussels, Nutrients Linked to Lake Michigan Productivity Loss and 2017 Lake Huron Field Season. Sign up to receive CIGLR’s quarterly eNews and stay informed about Great Lakes research and events.

Accepting proposals! 2018 CIGLR Programs

CIGLR is accepting proposals from Regional Consortium members for a suite of programs that aim to build collaborative partnerships through career development opportunities, visionary science, and impactful outreach. Please visit the full program announcements for...