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.
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.
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.
Lake Superior: Deepest of the Great lakes with a maximum depth of 1,332 feet. The highest of the Great Lakes at 600 feet above sea level.
Lake Huron: Fifth largest freshwater lake in the world. First of the Great Lakes to be discovered by European explorers.
Lake Michigan: Only Great Lake completely within the U.S. This lake's shoreline contains the largest freshwater dunes in the world.
Lake Erie: Shallowest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes. Shortest retention time (2.6 years), and the only Great Lake with three distinct basins.
Lake Ontario: Has smallest shoreline volume of the Great Lakes. Last in the Great Lakes chain, and the only lake with controlled water levels.