About GLP

Lake Erie sunset featuring sailboats on the water and a lighthouse.

The Great Lakes Program coordinates the development, evaluation and synthesis of scientific and technical knowledge on the Great Lakes ecosystem in support of public education and policy formation.

Our Mission

The Great Lakes Program will coordinate the development, evaluation and sythesis of scientific and technical knowledge on the Great Lakes ecosystem in support of public education and policy formation.

In carryingout its mission, the Great Lakes Program will involve UB faculty from a wide range of fields in multidisciplinary research, education service and outreach on the Great Lakes. GLP serves as facilitator and "broker" for research, education and service/outreach activities of UB on issues related to the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Our Vision

The long-term vision for the GLP is to become one of the top three Great Lakes research and education academic centers in the Great Lakes Basin. The GLP will be perceived as a primary source of knowledge necessary to support the ecosystem approach and sustainable development concepts for stewardship of the Great Lakes.

UB faculty member and student holding test tubes full of water in environmental engineering lab.