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Great Lakes Research Consortium
Great Lakes Research Consortium Library

The New York Great Lakes Research Consortium is an organization of sixteen New York colleges and universities with active research programs on the chemical, physical, biological and socio-economic aspects of the Great Lakes.

Recently the Consortium unveiled the New York Great Lakes Initiative for Science and Education to create in New York State the world’s premier research capacity for freshwater-related research. The Initiative involves the upgrading of existing shore-based research centers, field stations and outreach facilities and the construction of new ones throughout New York?s Great Lakes Basin. The Initiative will build on current research strengths in sampling and monitoring technology, environmental systems management, toxic chemical analysis, ecosystem forecasting, fisheries management and sustainable economic development.

The Great Lakes Initiative for Science and Education will focus on:

  • protecting human health and safety,
  • promoting economic prosperity,
  • advancing science and education, and
  • protecting and restoring the Great Lakes ecosystem

The New York Great Lakes Research Consortium

The New York Great Lakes Research Consortium was founded in 1986 and currently includes the University at Albany, Binghamton University, SUNY Brockport, Buffalo State College, the University at Buffalo, Clarkson and Cornell Universities, SUNY Cortland, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam, Rochester Institute of Technology and Syracuse University. The Consortium headquarters, housed at SUNY ESF, will manage the overall initiative. The Consortium will develop project and data coordination mechanisms, acquire and manage mobile equipment to be shared among the facilities, provide funding for seed projects and advance the research agenda regionally, nationally and globally.

Greg Boyer, Executive Director
Great Lakes Research Consortium
253 Baker Hall, SUNY ESF
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-470-6720