Great Lakes

  1. February 19, 2024

    Michigan Sea Grant funds six new projects, totaling $1.7M

    Michigan Sea Grant is funding six new research projects to investigate the shifting dynamics of harmful algal blooms, economic trends in coastal communities and other issues relevant to the Great Lakes.

  2. February 6, 2024

    U-M part of urine-to-fertilizer effort in Great Lakes consortium

    A $15 million effort to wring both valuable resources and harmful pollutants out of wastewater involves U-M researchers and educators.

  3. May 15, 2023

    Can artificial intelligence teach machines to be curious?

    We know more about Mars than our own oceans and lakes. Artificial intelligence may help provide answers by “teaching” machines to more effectively map what lies beneath the waves.

  4. January 9, 2023

    Ports set to grow state economy thanks to U-M students’ work

    A new law that gives the state of Michigan’s 32 ports tools to expand and grow the maritime economy started out as a community project for a handful of U-M students.

  5. October 11, 2022

    Tools help Great Lakes region plan for climate-change migrants

    U-M researchers are developing web-based tools, such as interactive maps, that will enable residents, city planners, engineers, researchers and policymakers to envision various in-migration scenarios.

  6. October 3, 2022

    Project to help small harbors, ensure long-term sustainability

    Michigan Sea Grant and the state of Michigan have launched a project to support Michigan small harbors’ efforts to become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

  7. June 27, 2022

    University awarded $53M to expand Great Lakes research

    U-M has been awarded a five-year, $53 million renewal from the federal government to continue and expand the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research to help conserve and manage the region’s natural resources.

  8. March 14, 2022

    Winter Grab: Team bores through ice to glimpse Great Lakes life

    Teams from 19 U.S. and Canadian institutions drew samples recently at 35 sites on all five Great Lakes during the Winter Grab, a first-of-its-kind coordinated winter sampling campaign.

  9. February 16, 2022

    Michigan Sea Grant launches $1.5M in Great Lakes research

    U-M is one of four Michigan universities participating in projects and fellowships worth more than $1.5 million that seek to protect and restore the critical environmental resources of the Great Lakes.

  10. October 12, 2021

    Federal funding extends Great Lakes research, engagement

    Researchers at U-M and Michigan State University have been awarded $5.4 million from the federal government to continue studying climate change and variability risks in the larger Great Lakes region.