The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), was successfully completed in May 2012, and houses state-of the-art laboratories and classrooms supporting researchers and students working with Great Lakes biological, chemical and physical studies. The facility is designed and equipped to support instruction, experimental laboratories and outreach efforts.
GLRC, located on a navigable waterway, contains aquatic research laboratories and coastal research instrumentation as well as a data center, offices and meeting rooms for extension/coordination activities. It also includes a research vessel maintenance and storage building as well as docks for deployment and mooring of research vessels.
This facility offers flexible research areas and laboratories that can easily adapt to new user groups and/or research efforts and new technology. Other building features include:
- In-floor radiant heat in public areas
- Green roofs
- Waterfront development and docking facilities