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GMRI is a neutral, nonprofit organization that catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion. Based in Portland, Maine, GMRI utilizes a dynamic fusion of science, education, and community to effect change from multiple directions while remaining committed to its core principles of objectivity and collaboration

Press Releases

GMRI Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of LabVenture ProgramSep 21, 2018Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — September 21, 2018 — Three years ago, a team of GMRI staff, project partners, vendors, and advisors began building an unparalleled learning...
Amid “Ocean Heatwave,” Gulf of Maine Experiences Record TemperaturesAug 30, 2018Press Release
Amid “Ocean Heatwave,” Gulf of Maine Experiences Record Temperatures Scientists record second-warmest-ever day during extremely warm year, continuing 30-year...
Campaign for the Gulf of Maine Raises Over $22 MillionJun 28, 2018Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — June 28, 2018 — On Wednesday night, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) announced a total $22.8 million raised at the conclusion of...

News

New LabVenture UnveiledSep 26, 2018Tidings
In September, a group of project partners, staff, and donors gathered to celebrate the launch of an all-new LabVenture — our hands-on science experience for...
Electronic Monitoring Impact GrowingSep 26, 2018Tidings
To comply with federal regulations, fishermen in the Gulf of Maine are monitored by fisheries observers — people who ride along with fishermen to collect catch...
Marine HeatwaveSep 26, 2018Tidings
As many are now aware, the Gulf of Maine is one of the fastest-warming ocean ecosystems on the planet. Over the last 30 years, the Gulf of Maine warmed at a...

Recent Press

The Future of FishingSep 15, 2018Press Clip
Maine Magazine: As students work on “emerging marine stewardship challenges,” such as how to make fisheries more sustainable, Perkins says the goal is to show...
An ocean ‘heat wave’ just drove temperatures off Maine to near-record highsAug 31, 2018Press Clip
The Washington Post: Using satellite data, scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said that over the past 30 years, the waters there have warmed at...
Animals Are Trying To Adapt To The Gulf Of Maine's 'Marine Heatwave'Aug 31, 2018Press Clip
Maine Public: “But then in July the temperatures just started to really shoot up,” says Andrew Pershing, the institute's chief scientific officer. “We were...