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.

Learn more about GLISA partnerships and supported projects.


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.

Find out more about GLISA engagements.

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.

Explore GLISA publications and products.

2016 to 2020 Engagement Dashboard

GLISA’s Phase II partners, sectors, and the research areas that have supported the co-production of usable information.

Annual and Five Year Reports

GLISA Phase 2 Report

Read about GLISA’s work between 2015-2022 in our Phase 2 Report.

Read the report.

GLISA Phase 1 Report

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Annual Reports

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

2022 Annual Report

2018 GLISA Annual Report

2018 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

2018 GLISA Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

2021 Annual Report

2017 GLISA Annual Report

2017 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

2017 GLISA Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

2020 Annual Report

2019 GLISA Annual Report

2019 Annual Report to NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments

2019 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