Fall 2005

Know Your Water Lab

The Great Lakes WATER Institute

Conducting research, education, and outreach from its 10-acre dockside site in the port of Milwaukee, the Great Lakes WATER Institute aims to understand thoroughly the Great Lakes and other aquatic and environmental resources of local to international importance. The WATER Institute is the only major aquatic research institution located on Lake Michigan, and the 88,000-square-foot-facility is the largest U.S. institution of its kind in the Great Lakes region. The institute’s 71-foot research vessel, Neeskay, provides year-round access to the lakes with a fully functional research platform.

The institute is housed in the Great Lakes Research Facility, a UW System facility administered by the Graduate School of UW-Milwaukee. Research units include the Center for Water Security, the Great Lakes Aquaculture Center, the NIEHS Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, the Center for Functional and Environmental Genomics, and the Center for Great Lakes Studies. The institute is also home to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Southeast District Lake Michigan Fisheries Management and Enforcement units, the USDA Agriculture Research Services Great Lakes Aquaculture Cooperative, the Great Lakes office of the NOAA National Undersea Research Program, and the UW-Milwaukee Doctoral Program in Earth and Freshwater Sciences. It also houses UW Sea Grant Education Specialist James Lubner and Aquaculture Specialist Fred Binkowski.

For more information, please see http://www.glwi.uwm.edu, or contact Director J. Val Klump at vklump@uwm.edu or (414) 382-1700.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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