NOTE: For a list of previous themes and related projects click here.

CILER Research focuses on four themes aimed at improving scientific understanding and protection of key physical, chemical and biological processes to facilitate the restoration, protection and management of Great Lakes natural resources.


Objectives include:

  • Coordinate and facilitate regional research programs in the Great lakes Region that support NOAA’s missions
  • Mentor and train the next generation of researchers in the Great Lakes Region through research and education opportunities
  • Provide educational and outreach opportunities in aquatic research for both NOAA and the academic community’s scientific and technical personnel
  • Disseminate and communicate research results for the general public
Current themes are: