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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and its partners conduct integrated scientific research on the Great Lakes and coastal ecosystems; develop and transition products and services; and share knowledge and information to advance science, service and stewardship.

Research Programs

Observing Systems and Advanced Technology: Develops cutting-edge technologies to acquire data for developing needed information products, improving understanding of the Great Lakes and coastal ecosystems.
Ecosystem Dynamics: strives to anticipate, monitor, analyze, understand, and forecast changes in the Great Lakes and coastal ecosystems, strengthening the capacity to manage water quality, fisheries, the ecosystem, and surrounding human health.
Integrated Physical and Ecological Modeling and Forecasting: conducts innovative research, developing numerical models to predict physical, chemical, biological, and ecological responses in the Great Lakes to weather, climate, and human-induced changes.