NOAA's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Climate Projects

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes system. A collaborative between federal agencies and Great Lakes region communities, the Initiative strategically targets the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem, including climate change adaptation and resiliency.

A primary goal of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s involvement in the GLRI is to understand how climate and weather patterns may change when planning for restoration of the Great Lakes. NOAA is in turn enhancing the GLRI climate project portfolio, including other federal partners’ work to educate and prepare resource managers, policymakers, and citizens for the effects of climate change in the Great Lakes.

This website describes all of the NOAA’s GLRI-supported climate projects to date.  FY 2015 projects include:

  • Comprehensive Modeling of Climate Change Effects on Lake Water Quality ($403,495)
  • Applying Green Infrastructure in Waterfront Redevelopment to Support GLRI Climate Adaptation ($381,507)
  • Great Lakes Lake Level Viewer Updates ($378,750)

Publication Date: 2015

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