The freshwater future is here

Come aboard and join us as we shape a new freshwater future regionally and globally right here in Milwaukee.

Take a closer look at of our new, state-of-art facility, research vessels, ROVs and drones. Learn how our genomics research is leading to advancements in the detection and tracking of pathogens and other improvements in ecosystem health. Discover how outstanding science leads to good water policyDive in and see how we earned a reputation for freshwater.

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Great Lakes
Genomics Center

Borrowing cutting-edge tools from the medical industry, we’re mapping the genomes of entire freshwater ecosystems.

Great Lakes Genomics Center

Great Lakes
Aquaculture Center

With innovative fish-farming technologies, we’re at the forefront of a new, viable aquaculture industry in urban areas.

Great Lakes Aquaculture Center

Center for
Water Policy

We’re developing socially equitable and economically sound policies that protect and restore freshwater resources.

Center for Water Policy


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