Great Lakes WATER Institute

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Great Lakes WATER Institute (also known as the WATER Institute, Wisconsin Aquatic Technology and Environmental Research Institute, GLWI) is a freshwater research center of the University of Wisconsin System[1] administered by the Graduate School of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[2][3]

Located on Milwaukee's inner harbor, it is the only major aquatic research institution located on Lake Michigan and the largest of its kind in the Great Lakes region.[4][5][6]

The WATER Institute is both a UW-Milwaukee Center of Excellence and a UW System Regents Center of Excellence.[7] It became the main component of UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences in 2009 with the goal of turning Milwaukee into a world freshwater research hub.[8][9]

Fleet and facilities[edit]

Neeskay, whose name was derived from Native American language in Wisconsin,[clarification needed] is the Institute's main research vessel. In addition to Neeskay, the institute also has a fleet of small boats.[10][better source needed]

The WATER Institute also houses aquatic holding tanks for aquaculture and an instrumentation shop capable of making custom-made instruments.[11]

Institutions[edit]

The WATER Institute hosts UWM Center for Great Lakes Studies, NIEHS Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, University of Wisconsin Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Center, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Advisory Services Milwaukee Field Office and Wisconsin DNR Southern Lake Michigan Fisheries Management, and Law Enforcement Units.[12] The WATER Institute is also home to the GLUCOS buoy sensor network and the ROV Team at UWMs PantheROV.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milwaukee will be water center, UW official says, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  2. ^ Great Lakes Water Institute Gives UW Researchers Unique Access to the Study of F resh Waters, Wisconsin Idea, December 1999, Volume 16, No. 3, Page 5.
  3. ^ Organizations and Crew, Wisconsin's Maritime Trails
  4. ^ Great Lakes Links, Great Lakes Watershed
  5. ^ "Great Lakes WATER Institute". University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  6. ^ UW-Milwaukee Great Lakes WATER Institute, Environmental Education in Wisconsin
  7. ^ Great Lakes Water Institute Gives UW Researchers Unique Access to the Study of F resh Waters, Wisconsin Idea, December 1999, Volume 16, No. 3, Page 5.
  8. ^ Water hub? We should dive in, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  9. ^ Building a hub of freshwater R&D: UWM’s water school could be a boon to regional industry, The Business Journal of Milwaukee
  10. ^ R/V Neeskay, Great Lakes WATER Institute
  11. ^ Facilities at WATER, Great Lakes WATER Institute
  12. ^ About the WATER Institute, Great Lakes WATER Institute

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