Lake Erie Center

Content goes here.


  • REU Program. Our 2022 Program will run from May 30-August 5. For more information or to apply click here
The UToledo Lake Erie Center is a research and educational facility focused on environmental conditions and aquatic resources in Maumee Bay and western Lake Erie as a model for the Great Lakes and aquatic ecosystems worldwide.


Lake Erie Center's Research Vessel

One of the Lake Erie Center's research vessel's featured in this video is a 28 foot Northriver Almar boat equipped with twin 200 hp Yahmaha motors, a Garmin GPS radar navigation system, and a depth finder.

Nutrients in western lake erie

Lake Erie Center's resident researchers talk to 13abc news regarding nutrients and algae in the western basin of lake Erie.

Invasive Species

Nichole King, technician in Dr. Chris Mayer's lab, discusses invasive species with a local news station.


Information about Algal Blooms

The University of Toledo water buoy on Lake ErieEarly warning buoy

The University of Toledos's harmful algal bloom water early warning buoy reports data live on the Great Lakes Observing System website (GLOS) View the live data.

Dr. Tom Bridgeman showing water quality of Lake Erie
harmful algal forecasts

Bulletins are updated weekly until the final forecast is issued in July when the will be reported twice weekly. Review forecasts.

Modis imagery of algal blooms in Lake Erie
MODIS Imagery - Lake erie

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellites show views of Lake Erie View MODIS images.

Last Updated: 11/23/21