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,

$48 million invested in Great Lakes health & safety

prepared 590 people for STEM careers

$10 million committed to clean drinking water

over 750 jobs supported


  • 3/26/18: Thomas M. Hamill

    Improved Statistical Postprocessing of Precipitation for the NWS Forecasts and Hydrologic Applicatio...

News & Announcements

CIGLR Spotlight: Lake Effect Snow Research

Lake effect snow storms have huge impacts on transportation, public safety and business revenue. Recently, great improvements have been made to forecasting lake effect snow and scientists from CIGLR are a part of it. Dr. Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, CIGLR Assistant Research Scientist, and Lindsay Fitzpatrick, CIGLR Atmospheric Data Analyst, recently collaborated on an article that discusses instruments and models that can help improve the accuracy of lake effect snow forecasting.

Winter 2018 eNewsletter

In this Issue: New CIGLR Impact Poster; Winter Announcements; Video Spotlight; Research Features: Forecasting the Future of Lake Effect Snow, Predicting Great Lakes Ice. Sign up to receive CIGLR’s quarterly eNews and stay informed about Great Lakes research and events.

2018 Summer Fellows Applications Due February 18!

CIGLR is excited to announce the opening of our 2018 Great Lakes Summer Fellow applications! The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great...