The Great Lakes Program will coordinate the development, evaluation and synthesis of scientific and technical knowledge on the Great Lakes ecosystem in support of public education and policy formation.
In carrying out 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 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 strives to establish one of the top research and outreach programs associated with the Great Lakes. The long-term vision for the GLP is to become the top Great Lakes research and education academic centers, with a focus on the lower lakes, including Erie and Ontario.
The Great Lakes Program was established in 1986 by the New York State Senate. The program then formed a partnership with New York Sea-Grant in 1993.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is a cooperative program between SUNY and Cornell University. NYSG promotes the informed stewardship of coastal resources, including the Great Lakes. NYSG has offices in Cornell University, Stony Brook University, Oswego College, UB and other locations throughout the state.
The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering educates future leaders and provides students with the knowledge, tools and skills needed to address society's most challenging problems in the natural and built environments.
The RENEW Institute is a university-wide multidisciplinary research institute focusing on complex energy and environmental issues and associated social and economic issues.
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.