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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

Gulf of Maine Research Institute Launches Ocean Business AcceleratorJun 10, 2019Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — June 10, 2019 — The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is establishing an Ocean Business Accelerator — a portfolio of mission-based for-...
Two Maine Schools Become Seafood Champions Mar 25, 2019Press Release
Two University of Maine Campuses Become First Public Universities to Achieve Champion Status for Seafood Sourcing Practices UMaine Farmington and Machias Now...
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...

News

Gulf of Maine, Explained: Bluefin TunaJan 25, 2019Blog
Dr. Walt Golet studies the populations and life histories of many species of fish, but if you ask him, he'll tell you bluefin tuna are special. Their large...
Blue Mussels, Golden Opportunity Jan 7, 2019Tidings
Blue mussels from Maine are both a special part of the ecosystem and an iconic seafood dish. People from here and away have enjoyed them for centuries and they...
Students Publish FindingsJan 7, 2019Tidings
For professional scientists and academics, scientific journals are a key tool for sharing knowledge and advancing research. Throughout their careers,...

Recent Press

'We live in a lobstocracy': Maine town is feeling the effects of climate changeDec 8, 2018Press Clip
The Guardian: Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer at GMRI, says it is tempting to think that lobster populations are migrating with temperature, but that...
Gulf of Maine’s 3rd-warmest year on record harms puffins, turtles and kelpDec 6, 2018Press Clip
Portland Press Herald: Surface temperatures in 2018 are running 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, a level exceeded only in 2012 and 2016 during the 37 years...
Amid Dire Climate Change News, Mainers Are Looking To Lower Their Carbon FootprintsDec 2, 2018Press Clip
Maine Public: "For me the big take-home was that climate change is just everywhere,” says Andy Pershing, the chief scientific officer at Portland's Gulf of...