As one of 16 NOAA Cooperative Institutes, CILER 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 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 CILER research personnel.


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Since 2008,

$36 million in funding

434 students supported

800+ journal articles & reports

149 post-docs supported


News & Announcements

Fall 2016 eNewsletter

In this Issue: Director’s Letter from Brad Cardinale. CILER Impacts. 2016 Summit Series. Awards. Featured Research, Lake Erie Algal Toxin Analysis in Near Real-Time, ESPniagara. Featured Research, Asian Carp food web modeling. Recent Publications. Sign up to receive CILER’s quartlerly eNews and stay informed about Great Lakes research and events.

Alicia Ritzenthaler Recognized by State of Michigan

CILER staff Alicia Ritzenthaler, and former CILER staff Eva Kramer, were recently recognized at the Harrison Township Environmental Committee's annual awards ceremony, each receiving special tributes from the State of Michigan for their bacterial water quality...