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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

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...
GMRI Community Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of LabVenture ProgramSep 21, 2018Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — September 21, 2018 — Three years ago, a team of GMRI staff, project partners, vendors, and advisors began building an unparalleled learning...

News

Join Us: Modeling ChangeOct 22, 2019Tidings
Over the last decade, our LabVenture program has provided hands-on science learning to over 150,000 Maine middle schoolers. During that time, these students’...
New Climate Center AnnouncedOct 22, 2019Tidings
In September, we announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary center focused on solutions to local, regional, and global challenges related to ocean warming...
Ocean Business Accelerator LaunchesOct 21, 2019Tidings
Earlier this summer, we announced the launch of our new Ocean Business Accelerator — a portfolio of mission-based for-profit ventures. The Ocean Business...

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...