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 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

Congratulations to CIGLR’s 2023 Award Winners!

Congratulations to CIGLR’s 2023 Award Winners!

The CIGLR Staff Awards program recognizes the outstanding work done by our staff and postdoctoral research fellows. Please join us in congratulating Ashley Burtner, Christine Kitchens, Songzhi Liu, and Kelly McCabe! Click image to learn more.