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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

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...
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...

News

New Education CollaborationJan 10, 2020Tidings
In November, members of our education staff joined the newly formed Climate Change Education Collaborative for their second biannual gathering. This community...
Making LabVenture AccessibleJan 10, 2020Tidings
Last year, we launched an all-new LabVenture experience, including updated content and state-of-the-art technology. After a little more than a year and 14,000...
Join Us: Seafood Sea StateJan 10, 2020Tidings
When it comes to seafood, making the right choices can seem complicated. We’re here to give you some simple solutions to make good choices, buy more seafood,...

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...