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,

$36 million in funding

434 students supported

800+ journal articles & reports

149 post-docs supported


  • 8/15/17: Yushun Chen

    Ecological responses to water diversion of the eastern route of the South-to-North Water Diversion P...

News & Announcements

Winter 2017 eNewsletter

In this Issue: Director’s Letter from Dr. Brad Cardinale. CILER Impacts. Winter Welcome, Our New CILER employees. Graduate Fellow Spotlights. Featured Research, HABs and Hypoxia Data Portal. Featured Research, Forecasting Movement of Hypoxic Water in Lake Erie. Recent Publications. Sign up to receive CILER’s quarterly eNews and stay informed about Great Lakes research and events.

Welcome to the CILER Team, Emily Davenport!

CILER welcomes Emily Davenport, ESP Research Technician, to the CILER-GLERL harmful algal bloom (HAB) research team this January.  She will be leading deployments of the ESPniagara to monitor western Lake Erie HABs alongside Drs. Tim Davis (GLERL) and Tom Johengen...

Apply for 2017 Summer Fellows Program!

CILER is happy to announce the opening of 2017 Summer Fellow applications! Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL), this program aims to provide promising undergraduate students (juniors or...