Collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges

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Locally focused, globally relevant

We are an independent, objective nonprofit organization dedicated to the resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it. We leverage the Gulf of Maine to test and develop solutions to ocean challenges around the world. Our interdisciplinary approach combines world-class marine research with robust community and education programming to understand how natural, social, and economic systems interact.

We use the best available science to predict ocean change and support the hardworking people who depend on the Gulf of Maine.

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Explore the latest stories, news, and expert insights from around the Gulf of Maine.

  • A Field Season in Photos

    A Field Season in Photos

    Explore our 2022 Field Season with a selection of our favorite photos from throughout the year. Whether tagging blue sharks offshore, seining the beaches of …

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  • Tuna School: Crash Course on a Local Delicacy

    Tuna School: Crash Course on a Local Delicacy

    Atlantic bluefin tuna can present some challenges for seafood consumers looking for responsibly harvested options. These highly migratory fish are a complex species to manage, …

    Perspectives

  • The Value of Community Science

    The Value of Community Science

    We learn from experts about community science — scientific research and monitoring driven and controlled by local communities — and what makes it such an …

    Perspectives

  • Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy

    Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy

    Chief Ventures Officer Blaine Grimes celebrates four examples of blue economy entrepreneurs making an impact in our region.

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