Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center
A changing climate will have significant effects on the economic vitality, ecological health, and the well-being of residents in the Great Lakes basin. GLISA links those in need of information about the climate with producers of that information to facilitate smart responses to climate variability and change.
GLISA's initial focus is the watersheds of Lake Huron and Lake Erie in the states of Michigan and Ohio and the province of Ontario, but its reach encompasses the broader Great Lakes basin. The center's research and outreach spotlight three critical sectors in the region—agriculture, watershed management, and natural resources-based tourism—which are interconnected through issues of water quality and quantity.
The two overarching goals of GLISA are to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the region in the face of a changing climate and improve the utility of scientific knowledge to decision making.
Decision Support Tools
Outreach and Climate Literacy
- GLISA Connect Newsletter: A monthly e-newsletter from GLISA with news and updates about research, grant opportunities, and events.
GLISA Downscaling Wiki: A wiki containing articles, datasets, links, decision support tools, and presentations related to downscaling for a broad audience.
GLISA on Facebook: A Facebook Page to connect with GLISA stakeholders and interested parties. Regularly updated with items from and about GLISA and the Great Lake region.
- GLISA on Vimeo: Currently videos from GLISA Symposium 2011 presentations.