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

CIGLR has a NEW Blog!

CIGLR has a NEW Blog!

We’re excited to share CIGLR Connect’s first post with everyone! This blog space is open to anyone from the CIGLR Research Institute, Regional Consortium, program award recipients, and affiliated students. Please email CIGLR Communications Specialist Aubrey Lashaway (aubrain@umich.edu) with questions, how to contribute, and to learn more.

March 2024 eNewsletter

March 2024 eNewsletter

In this Issue: 40 Years of Great Lakes Warming; Alumni Spotlight; Hydrogen Peroxide & Microcystis Bloom Toxicity; 2024 Award Recipients