The following are just a few examples of the data tools and services offered by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). Many of these were developed in collaboration with other organizations. To access the tool, click the link under each description. To learn more about the ongoing data product development efforts at GMRI, please visit the Ocean Data Products Group page.
Real-time Buoy Data
Hourly information developed for marine operations. Includes real-time wind, wave, visibility, air temperature, water temperature at various depths from several buoys and weather stations in the Gulf of Maine. Click link to view buoy map and see latest readings from buoys throughout the Gulf of Maine. The real-time buoy map was developed by GMRI's Ocean Data Products team.
Vital Signs is an educational program at GMRI to help students, teachers, and scientists work together to identify and map the presence of invasive species in Maine. An interactive website for sharing observations about invasive species was developed by GMRI and Image Works.
GMRI's Ocean Data Products team has developed several tools related to right whales in the Gulf of Maine. The first is a forecast of right whale births in the coming year using a model by Dr. Andrew Pershing of GMRI and the University of Maine. The model uses water temperatures in the deep water of the Northeast Channel and copepod abundance to predict the number of calves that might be born in the coming year.
An interactive tool to map shrimp catch and survey information from multiple data sources on one map. This tool was developed by GMRI's Ocean Data Products team in conjunction with Maine Department of Marine Resources and the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program
The Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program was the larget tagging program on the East Coast. A mapping tool was developed by Northern Geomantics and GMRI to track and monitor tagged cod and haddock in the Gulf of Maine. The application was recently redeveloped in Drupal by GMRI's Ocean Data Products team and will be used as a template for future tagging studies such as monkfish.
The second right whale tool is the integration of the Cornell University acoustic buoy feed into the NERACOOS real-time buoy data product. These buoys can detect the presence of right whales in the Boston Harbor shipping lane and are used to slow down LNG tankers as they enter and leave the channel. The whale buoys can be accessed from the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) real-time data page.