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  • Apply for the 2021 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program!
  • Engaging Great Lakes Shipping and Navigation Industry Stakeholders to Inform a New Short-term Ice Forecast
  • CIGLR Energizes Great Lakes Partnerships with Virtual 4th All Partners Meeting
  • Research Institute Spotlight: Andrew Camilleri
    Monitoring of Lake Erie Benthos

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 descriptions, eligibility, and application information. Contact CIGLR Program Manager Mary Ogdahl ( with questions. READ MORE

2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellow Video Series

In partnership with NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), CIGLR hosts a cohort of students each summer to participate in the Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program. This video series highlights CIGLR’s 2020 fellows, their research, and the virtual fellowship program that included career training opportunities to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be the next generation of Great Lakes scientists. READ MORE


Photos from Friends shares exciting research and activities from our colleagues and friends across the Great Lakes region. Each picture includes a short description highlighting the exciting and important work captured through the lens. To learn even more, click on the images and read the full story.



CIGLR’s Research Staff Provide Critical Information on Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stakeholders in western Lake Erie rely on CIGLR staff to provide critical information on harmful algal blooms (HABs), helping them to deliver high-quality drinking water to surrounding communities. In partnership with NOAA GLERL, CIGLR staff monitor HAB conditions and provide data that help stakeholders such as public water facilities in western Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, use these natural resources safely. This essential work, like most aspects of our lives, required major adjustments and creativity during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Update
Water Quality Modeling in the Great Lakes

Timothy Maguire is a CIGLR Postdoctoral Research Fellow working to understand large-scale management of the Great Lakes through water quality modeling. Water quality research is an exercise in data extremes. For several years, CIGLR and NOAA GLERL have been collecting water quality data throughout western Lake Erie at regular intervals throughout the summer-fall seasons when water quality issues peak. Starting with phosphorus concentrations, this research involves connecting data to other regional datasets and developing a model that incorporates the physics of water movement in the lake. READ MORE

News Media Highlights

As one of 16 NOAA Cooperative Institutes, CIGLR helps NOAA accomplish its goals for research and management of 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 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.

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