AWRI's mission is to integrate research, education, and outreach
to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.

AWRI seeks to accomplish this mission through three programmatic areas:

The Ecological Research Program, which consists of environmental biology and environmental chemistry groups. Broad areas of research at AWRI  include aquatic ecology, hydrology, environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology, microbial ecology, aquatic molecular ecology, fisheries ecology, climatology, and  ecological modeling.

The Information Services Center uses state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to collect and analyze data, and condense it into useful information for those who make critical decisions about natural resource management.

The Education and Outreach Program utilizes AWRI's two research vessels, and provides scientific information to K-12 students, policymakers, educators, college students, and community groups.

Students and faculty have the opportunity to participate in AWRI activities as
volunteers, paid assistants, interns, research associates, or graduate students.

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