Community action area

Helping Coastal Communities Adapt

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:

  • Helping coastal communities plan and prepare for sea level rise.
  • Modeling and predicting the shifts of commercially important species.
  • Building regional markets for increasingly prevalent species in the Gulf of Maine.

Adaptation Projects

Explore how we're helping waterfront communities adapt to climate change

Read More About Climate Adaptation

  • Gulf of Maine, Explained: Sea Level Rise

    Gulf of Maine, Explained: Sea Level Rise

    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

  • Climate Updates and Adaptation

    Climate Updates and Adaptation

    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 …


  • Trawl to Table: Climate Impacts

    Trawl to Table: Climate Impacts

    In November, we hosted our newest session of Trawl to Table — a seafood industry workshop that convenes fishermen, seafood dealers, restaurants, and institutions involved …


  • Improving Climate-Readiness of US Fisheries

    Improving Climate-Readiness of US Fisheries

    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. …


Climate Adaptation Leaders