Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate adaptation research and engagement at U-M, MSU

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $5. 4 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue their study of climate change and variability risks in the larger Great Lakes region for the next five years. Funding for the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments, known as GLISA, will be granted through the federal agency's Climate Program Office. GLISA researchers will continue their physical and social science programs to explore action-driven foundational research focusing on new and emerging issues in the region to better understand, assess and co-produce actionable climate knowledge. They will also scale up existing engagement tools and approaches, including a small grants program and a scenario planning process. In addition, GLISA—established in 2010 as a federally funded collaboration between U-M and MSU—will begin new partnerships with the College of the Menominee Nation and the University of Wisconsin. New co-principal investigator Thomas Kenote of the College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute will lead a project investigating tensions and impacts of tribal relationships with water resources through a pilot student exchange program between the College of Menominee Nation and U-M.

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