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Lake Superior beach scene

Expert Alert: Chemistry and Microplastics

August 6, 2020

Melissa Maurer-Jones researches the impact of plastics on Lake Superior.

South shore of Lake Superior by Brenda LaFrancois of the U.S. National Park Service.

Be On the Lookout for Algae Blooms on Lake Superior

August 4, 2020

UMD researchers have identified factors that contribute to blooms on Lake Superior.

2012 flood near Duluth

Climate and Governance

April 23, 2020

UMD's $500K NSF grant will help address Great Lakes water levels and climate change. 

UMD Professor Emeritus Robert Hecky

Former UMD Professor Honored for His Research Efforts

February 11, 2020

Faculty emeritus Dr. Bob Hecky is receiving a major ASLO award for a "cornerstone work" published in 1995.

View of Duluth Aerial Bridge and Lake Superior

Research Brief: Mapping Large Lakes

November 20, 2019

Large Lakes Observatory has mapped the precise ways in which people benefit from large lakes.

Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota

Meeting Consumer Demand for Fish

September 19, 2019

Great Lakes Sea Grant programs awarded $1 million for aquaculture collaborative.

UMD LLO fresh water researcher Kaitlin Reinl views an enlargement of a Blue-green Algal bloom

Learn Aboard the Great Lakes' Largest Research Vessel

August 26, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 30, tour UMD's Blue Heron and learn about "Potential Sources of Cyanobacteria in Lake... more

UMD LLO Director Robert Sterner on board the Blue Heron

A Blue-green Algae Threat to Lake Superior

August 23, 2019

This recent bloom may be a harbinger of things to come.

University of Minnesota Duluth research vessel Blue Heron

LLO Science on Deck

July 31, 2019

On Friday, August 30, tour the R/V Blue Heron and learn about "Potential Sources of Cyanobacteria in... more

UMD LLO researcher Jay Austin with 1000 pound concrete weights

Currents in Motion

July 9, 2019

In an attempt to answer novel and complex questions, UMD’s LLO deploys equipment designed to take data from Lake Superior.

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