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Michigan Technological University Great Lakes Research Center

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Great Lakes Research Center
1400 Townsend Drive
Shipping: 100 Phoenix Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Organization's Description:

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) provides state-of-the-art laboratories to support research on a broad array of topics. Faculty members from many departments across Michigan Technological University’s campus collaborate on interdisciplinary research, ranging from air–water interactions to biogeochemistry to food web relationships.

The GLRC also contains a lake-level marine facility and convenient deep-water docking, providing a year-round home for Michigan Tech’s surface and sub-surface fleet of marine vehicles, including:

Surface Fleet

  • RV Agassiz
  • SV Polar
  • SV Husky Traveller
  • Environmental Monitoring Buoy network (UGLOS)
  • BathyBoat

Subsurface Fleet

  • Outland Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
  • VideoRay ROV
  • IVER 3 Fully Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)


Phone: 906-487-3165