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

  • 12/09/20: Charlie Menza

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Characterizing benthic habitats using remotely-sensed bat...

News & Announcements

Accepting proposals! 2021 CIGLR Programs

Accepting proposals! 2021 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...

Great Lakes Photo Field Guide

Great Lakes Photo Field Guide

Check out this #GreatLakes Photo Field Guide 📸 to our 2020 COVID-safe summer research! CIGLR & NOAA GLERL resumed limited field & lab operations to ensure critical Great Lakes research continues to serve the stakeholders that rely on our products & services.

Summer 2020 eNewsletter

Summer 2020 eNewsletter

In this Issue: Director’s Letter; 2020 Magazine; Virtual Outreach; Photos from Friends; Synthesizing GLRI Funding; Lake Michigan & Asian Carp