Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine will bring changes to our coastal economy.
We assist marine communities to assess their climate risks and act on opportunities to adapt and thrive.
Our staff are focused on a variety of climate adaptations. We're focused on:
- Helping coastal communities plan and prepare for sea level rise.
- Modeling and predicting the shifts of commercially important species
- Offering New England’s fishing communities and seafood businesses opportunities to explore market-based solutions to increase the profitability of smaller, more sustainable catches.
Explore how we're helping waterfront communities adapt to climate change
Whether directly or indirectly, we will all feel the impacts of continued sea level rise. of sea level rise. In order to build resilient communities …
Our project documents the growth of a small oyster farm as it scales to commercial level operations. By keeping track of the successes, challenges, financial …
In 2017, GMRI’s Aquaculture Program partnered with the City of South Portland and GEI Consultants to develop a Master Plan or long-term vision for the …
Our project aims to develop guidance and adaptive strategies for fishery managers grappling with climate change induced allocation challenges.
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The Gulf of Maine occupies only a small corner of the global ocean, but it is a microcosm for changes, challenges, and opportunities arising around …
Gulf of Maine, Explained
This year, Dr. Kathy Mills and a team of collaborators continued their ongoing work exploring vulnerabilities and responses of Northeast U.S. fishing communities to shifting …
In November, we hosted our newest session of Trawl to Table — a seafood industry workshop that convenes fishermen, seafood dealers, restaurants, and institutions involved …
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Gulf of Maine Research Institute $1.1 million to investigate impacts of climate change on groundfish. …