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The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)


University of Michigan
G110 Dana Building
440 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
(734) 763-3010



Dr. Gregory Dick

Research Themes

  • Observing Systems and Advanced Technology - Providing real-time information about Great Lakes weather and water through a network of high-tech automated equipment to support decision making
  • Invasive Species and Food-Web Ecology - Tracking ecological communities from microbes to fish to understand how changes in biology will impact people and their environment
  • Hydrometeorological and Ecosystem Forecasting - Developing reliable models to predict environmental changes that may threaten human health, safety, or prosperity
  • Protection and Restoration of Resources - Safeguarding the Great Lakes’ natural assets to secure a healthy, happy, and economically prosperous future


Consortium Members

  • Central Michigan University
  • Cornell University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Minnesota - Duluth
  • University of Windsor
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Award Details

  First 5-Year Award
Award Number NA17OAR4320152
Award Period July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2022*
Award Amount $30,000,000
Performance Progress Reports

July 2017 - March 2018
April 2018 - March 2019
April 2019 - March 2020
April 2020 - March 2021
April 2021 - March 2022
Final (April 2022 - June 2023)

CI Review by SAB July 2021

* CIGLR was granted a no-cost extension through June 2023.

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