National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory


FLC Region

Security Lab



4840 S. State Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719
United States

Laboratory Representative


The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory is one of seven Federal research laboratories in the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research line office of NOAA. Designated on April 25, 1974, GLERL was established to provide a focus for NOAA's environmental and ecosystem research in the Great Lakes and coastal marine environments. The original GLERL was formed by merging staff from the Limnology and Computer Divisions of the Lake Survey Center of NOAA's National Ocean Service with the staff of the International Field Year for the Great Lakes Office.

GLERL has made many important scientific contributions to the understanding and management of the Great Lakes and other coastal ecosystems. GLERL scientists regularly engage with academic, state, federal, and international partners. GLERL research provides information and services to support decisions that affect the environment, recreation, public health and safety, and the economy of the Great Lakes and coastal marine environments.


GLERL and its partners conduct innovative research on the dynamic environments and ecosystems of the Great Lakes to inform resource use and management decisions that lead to safe and sustainable ecosystems, ecosystem services, and human communities.

No Available Technologies for this lab
No Funding for this lab
No Programs for this lab
No Facilities for this lab
No Equipment for this lab
No publications for this lab
No success stories for this lab
Submit an Success Story