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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

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...
Amid “Ocean Heatwave,” Gulf of Maine Experiences Record TemperaturesAug 30, 2018Press Release
Amid “Ocean Heatwave,” Gulf of Maine Experiences Record Temperatures Scientists record second-warmest-ever day during extremely warm year, continuing 30-year...
Campaign for the Gulf of Maine Raises Over $22 MillionJun 28, 2018Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine — June 28, 2018 — On Wednesday night, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) announced a total $22.8 million raised at the conclusion of...

News

Our Role in the National Climate AssessmentJan 7, 2019Tidings
In November, the federal government published the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA). Mandated by Congress starting in 1990, the NCA assesses climate...
Blue Mussels, Golden Opportunity Jan 7, 2019Tidings
Blue mussels from Maine are both a special part of the ecosystem and an iconic seafood dish. People from here and away have enjoyed them for centuries and they...
Students Publish FindingsJan 7, 2019Tidings
For professional scientists and academics, scientific journals are a key tool for sharing knowledge and advancing research. Throughout their careers,...

Recent Press

Maine Points: The Gulf of Maine Research InstituteOct 14, 2018Press Clip
Newsradio WGAN [Audio]: Leigh Peake and Meredyth Eufemia Sullivan talk about LabVenture and how it fits in with the rest of our work here at GMRI.
VERIFY: Claims made at Maine's Gubernatorial DebateOct 8, 2018Press Clip
News Center Maine: To verify, our source is Dr. Andrew Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. "The lobsters are not...
The Future of FishingSep 15, 2018Press Clip
Maine Magazine: As students work on “emerging marine stewardship challenges,” such as how to make fisheries more sustainable, Perkins says the goal is to show...