U-M awarded $20M for federally funded Great Lakes research institute

U-M was awarded a five-year, $20-million grant from the federal government to form a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes.

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, which will be hosted by U-M and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, represents a partnership between nine universities across the Great Lakes region, as well as multiple nongovernmental organizations and private businesses.

Researchers from the cooperative institute and the NOAA lab will work together to study the most pressing issues in the Great Lakes, including weather and climate, invasive species, harmful algal blooms and protection of ecosystem services. More than 30 U-M researchers and hundreds of students are expected to be involved in the institute’s work.

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