Gayle Bowness

Coastal Resilience Program Manager

Gayle Bowness manages the Community Resilience Informed by Science and Education (C-RISE) program through the Climate Center at GMRI, which provides coastal communities with knowledge, skills, and tools to develop community-focused resilience plans for coastal flooding.

Gayle joined the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in 2005 with a passion to meld science and education. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia and a bachelor’s degree in Science Education from Unity College, Maine. She received a Master of Science degree from Lesley University, Massachusetts in Ecological Teaching and Learning. 

Through her work at GMRI, Gayle has collaborated with stakeholders to design and deliver a variety of education programs, from watersheds to electricity efficiency and she is now focused on sea-level rise. Her interests are in developing multi-generational and inclusive programs that engage communities in systemically taking action towards building climate resilience.