Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Funding for University of Michigan Project to Study Effects of Climate Change on the Great LakesMonday, September 15, 2014
Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced today a $321,448 grant for the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research through the School of Natural Resources and Environment. This support, which comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, will help researchers study the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes' water quantity and quality.
"The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan's economy and our way of life," said Stabenow. "This grant will help University of Michigan researchers understand how climate change will affect the Lakes in order to better protect and preserve them for generations to come."
"The Great Lakes are Michigan's greatest natural treasure, and we take seriously our stewardship of the Lakes," said Levin. "Understanding how climate change impacts the Great Lakes is critical to our efforts to protect the Lakes. This research grant to the University of Michigan will contribute to that understanding and aid us in managing this vital resource."
University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research aim to promote environmental research and ensure environmental and economic sustainability.