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Making Data Accessible and Meaningful
Real-time Ocean Conditions

Hourly information developed for Gulf of Maine marine operations. Includes wind, wave, visibility, air temperature, water temperature at various depths and more.

Vital Signs

Collect, review, analyze, create, and discuss native and invasive species with students, educators, professional scientists, and citizen scientists from across Maine. Visit the Vital Signs website.

Cod Tagging

The Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program was the larget tagging program on the East Coast. A mapping tool was developed by GMRI to track and monitor tagged cod in the Gulf of Maine. Visit to access the tool.

Data Overview

Data collection and analysis create the foundation on which good science is built. At the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), we collect data from a variety of sources, all with the intent to make that information accessible and applicable to those who work, learn, and play in the Gulf of Maine.

Scientific data plays a key role in decision making. It can help a fisherman decide where to drop his net, a student choose how to deal with an invasive plant on school grounds, and fisheries managers determine catch limits for certain species.

At GMRI, we make data useful through several programs. Our Ocean Data Products Group develops ocean observing products and services needed by a range of users, from recreational boaters to coastal managers. Our Vital Signs program turns Maine middle school students into scientists, as they collect data about the native and invasive species in their area. GMRI scientists participated in the largest cod tagging effort to date and we are now working to make that data accessible to scientists everywhere.