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Current Recipient |
Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER)
The GLIN September Site of the Month is The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER). CILER was established in 1989, with the mission to foster University and NOAA partnerships in the Great Lakes region. As a Center of Excellence located at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, CILER is one of sixteen NOAA Cooperative Institutes.
CILER brings together expertise in Great Lakes science and outreach. The current CILER Cooperative Agreement with NOAA was awarded in 2007 to the University of Michigan and nine consortium universities (Michigan State University, University of Toledo, Grand Valley State University, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ohio State University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Pennsylvania State University).
In addition, collaborators include non-consortium partners from around the Great Lakes and marine coastal communities. Since this agreement has been in effect, CILER has supported over 100 projects that total about $18 million in research funding.
GLIN links hundreds of agencies and organizations serving the Great Lakes region. You may not have visited them all yet, especially with new data and information and more partners coming online every month. Because partnership is the core of GLIN, each month we highlight the wealth of information available on the web site of one active GLIN partner. These partners work closely with the GLIN Project Team to ensure that their information is integrated into the regional network; in turn, these partners point back to relevant GLIN pages from
wherever appropriate on their own web sites so that people can easily find information about a topic of interest.