coastal_protectionND-GAIN: Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative works to enhance the world’s understanding of adaptation through knowledge, products and services that inform public and private actions and investments in vulnerable communities. ND-GAIN produces the world's leading Index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with global changes brought about by overcrowding, resource-constraints and climate disruption. 

dsc00099_1_ND-LEEF: Notre Dame Linked Environmental Ecosystem Facility

The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility is a globally unique research facility located at St. Patrick’s County Park.  ND-LEEF’s experimental ecosystems consist of two replicate watersheds, each containing a pond, stream and wetland. Ecosystems can be hydrologically connected or isolated, offering maximum flexibility in experimental design. 


H2O@ND was formed as a mechanism to build community and lower the barriers to collaborative research on water. Monthly meetings are held to learn about the water research taking place at Notre Dame via short faculty presentations, with the goal of building bridges between disciplines. All interested ND Faculty are welcome to join.

lakeEducation & Outreach

ND-ECI is dedicated to public education on the challenges related to environmental change. ND-ECI faculty, students and staff deliver educational programs on campus and throughout the broader community.