Great Lakes Research Center building and dock.

Deploy under-ice robots. Study lake ecology and fish biology. Capture sonar images with autonomous subsurface vehicles. Investigate aerosol chemistry and how warm winters impact the coastal food chain.

Inside the Great Lakes Research Center, biologists, geologists, engineers, chemists, remote-sensing specialists, and computer scientists work together along Michigan Tech's Innovation Shore. Our research vessels launch right from campus on the Keweenaw Waterway, just miles away from Lake Superior.

Great Lakes Information


Live stillshot of the West GLRC webcam

Keweenaw Waterway

A view of the Keweenaw Waterway looking west.

Live stillshot of the College Avenue webcam

College Avenue View

Looking west toward College Avenue and the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

Live stillshot of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge webcam

Lift Bridge

View of Portage Lake Lift Bridge from the Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center in Houghton.