For the past ten years, GLISA has played an important role in the region by co-producing usable climate information with a diverse array of partners while also advancing fundamental physical and social science in support of climate adaptation action.
GLISA Phase II Engagements
To learn more about GLISA’s partnerships, visit our Engagements page.
Map (left) showing GLISA’s geographic coverage and engagements for Phase II (2016-2021). Although we formally serve the Great Lakes basin shown in the light blue outline, in practice this map shows our true service area in the region and the number of NOAA and other federal partners we work with.
Projects, Engagements, and Publications
GLISA participates in a wide array of projects serving many sectors and scales across the Great Lakes region. Regardless of if GLISA is the project lead, funder, or partner, the team of social and physical scientists work together to understand the stakeholders’ climate information needs and work collaboratively to address them.
Since 2010, GLISA has partnered with more than 175 distinct entities in and outside the Great Lakes region. GLISA’s partners span local, state, tribal, and federal governments, community groups, networks, non-profits, private sector businesses, and universities.
Publications & Products
GLISA’s publications and products serve the Great Lakes region, a location or sector of interest, or a specific project. They include decision support tools, fact sheets, impact stories, infographics, journal articles, maps, plans, presentations, reports, scenarios, training, and websites.
Learn about GLISA’s impact through our library of impact stories.
- 2018 Great Lakes Adaptation Forum
- Building Networks and Capacity in Great Lakes Coastal Ravine Communities
- Developing an Adaptation Toolkit for Businesses and Institutions in the West Michigan Region
- Fort Custer Training Center Scenario Planning
- Future Scenarios and Policy Recommendations for the Lake Ontario Watershed
- Predicting Lake Ice with the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
- The Climate-Ready Infrastructure and Strategic Sites Protocol (CRISSP)
- Tribal Adaptation Planning with Strategic Foresight Scenarios
- Vulnerability Assessment Template for Great Lakes Cities
Click on the links to the left to learn more.
Annual and Five Year Reports
GLISA Phase I Report
Read about GLISA’s work between 2010-2016 in our Phase I Report, Managing Climate Change and Variability Risks in the Great Lakes Region.
2020 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
2019 GLISA Annual Report
2018 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
2018 GLISA Annual Report
2017 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
2017 GLISA Annual Report
“The GLISA team was instrumental in providing the science, then also having someone to interpret that science. It’s really valuable to have a funder as a partner who is also providing targeted expertise.”
Angela Larsen, Director of Planning, Alliance for the Great Lakes
“The translational tools and skills from GLISA were essential to better connecting climate information to Tribal needs and interests. This model for supporting tribal climate decision making has extended into our other work and allowed for expanded support for tribes throughout the Northeast Climate Science Center region.”
Chris Caldwell, Director, Sustainable Development Institute at the College of Menominee Nation
“GLISA continues to play a vital role across the Great Lakes basin in driving best practices, building a broad network of climate change stakeholders, and in developing excellent guidance which enables resilient decision making by practitioners.”
Glenn Milner, Climate Risk Institute
“We turned to GLISA because of the funding at first, and it was a surprise how much they approached working with grantees as partners. At first, it was about funding. I wasn’t aware ahead of time about how much richer the partnership would be than with our typical funder.”
Deborah Kleinman, Implementation Coordinator & Module Leader, Model Forest Policy Program