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.
Explore how we're helping waterfront communities adapt to climate change
Preparing Communities for Sea Level Rise
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 …
Commercial Oyster Demonstration Farm Partnership
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 …
South Portland Pier Aquaculture and Fishing Needs Assessment
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 …
Assessing Allocation Strategies for Fisheries Affected by Climate Change
Our project aims to develop guidance and adaptive strategies for fishery managers grappling with climate change induced allocation challenges.
Read More About Climate Adaptation
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
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
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
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
Municipal Climate Action Program Manager[email protected]
Chief Community Officer[email protected]
Kathy Mills, Ph.D.
Research Scientist[email protected]