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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 Hires New Chief Development OfficerApr 13, 2020Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — April 13, 2020 — After conducting a national search, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is announcing the hire of a new Chief...
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Announces Temporary Closure in Response to CoronavirusMar 16, 2020Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — March 16, 2020 — Effective immediately, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is implementing a 30-day closure of its facility at 350...
Avangrid Foundation grant supports regional climate scienceJan 9, 2020Press Release
Media Contact: Elijah Miller Communications Manager emiller@gmri.org (207) 228-1667 Avangrid Foundation grant supports regional climate science $250,000 award...

News

Message from the PresidentJun 4, 2020Tidings
The time since we closed our lab in mid-March and transitioned to work-from-home has been unlike any other in the 25 years I’ve led the Gulf of Maine Research...
Education Team Introduces Home DeliveryJun 4, 2020Tidings
Anyone with young children or grandchildren knows one of the biggest disruptions caused by COVID-19 is the closing and virtualization of schools. Just as...
NASA Citizen Science Workshop Moves OnlineJun 3, 2020Tidings
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is honored to host the Second Annual NASA Citizen Science Community Workshop , with partners Citizen Science Association...

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...