The Commission's project work falls into the following seven program areas. Select any program area to view its purpose, accomplishments, upcoming initiatives and more.
Communications and Internet Technology
This program promotes awareness and active participation in public policy decisionmaking through the application of communications techniques and technologies.
Data and Information Management
This program provides the data, information and technical support processes needed for informed decisionmaking on a range of public policy issues.
This program restores and maintains a healthy environment by promoting the cleanup of contaminated sites, protecting high-quality areas and ensuring a strong foundation of scientific research and monitoring.
This program strengthens the collective Great Lakes management effort by providing regional leadership, generating consensus on regional priorities among diverse interests and building partnerships for decisive regional action.
This program promotes the informed use, management and protection of the water, land, air and natural resources of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.
Transportation and Sustainable Development
This program promotes sustainable, water resource-based economic activity and the use, development and maintenance of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence transportation system.