Understanding the Gulf of Maine through interdisciplinary research
We conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research to understand the complex coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine. We apply that knowledge to the region's challenging economic, social, and environmental issues to advance the long-term sustainability, growth, and resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the people that depend on it.Janet Duffy-Anderson, Ph.D. Chief Scientific OfficerJanet Duffy-Anderson, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer
Our team of world-class scientists conducts marine research to better understand and steward the Gulf of Maine ecosystem — including people. Our labs combine their individual expertise to form a research program that covers the Gulf of Maine “from physics to fish sticks.”
Quantitative Fisheries Research
Our lab conducts research and participates in science advisory work to improve the management of ecologically and economically valuable marine resources.
Our lab investigates ecological information about economically important fish, to ensure that fisheries can adapt to changes and operate at world-class levels.
Our lab uses cutting edge science to fill life history gaps for highly valuable and migratory species, and by doing so, improve management capacities.
Integrated Systems Ecology
Our lab works to distill and analyze complex ocean dynamics to inform decision-makers and promote sustainability and resiliency in the Gulf of Maine.
Climate Change Ecology
Our lab seeks to understand how warming, acidification, and deoxygenation alter marine ecosystems.
Coastal and Marine Economics
Our lab seeks to understand the mechanisms behind our decisions and behaviors, and how they relate to coastal and marine resource uses.
Ocean Data Products
Our team of experts transforms a constant flow of complex ocean data into simplified, accessible information streams and visuals for a diverse range of stakeholders.
Our lab seeks to advance the scientific understanding of teaching and learning by thoughtfully inquiring into the contexts in which learning happens.
Explore some of our recent work on climate, fisheries, and other important issues around the Gulf of Maine.
- Ecosystem Impacts of Warming
- SNAPP: Climate Resilient Fisheries Working Group
- Environmental DNA Validation
- Atlantic Ocean Tropical Tuna Tagging Program
2021 Research Progress Update
Our research team has been hard at work over the last year. To keep you updated on their progress, we've developed a report showcasing some …
Gulf of Maine, Explained: The Warming Gulf of Maine
What was once a startling observation among our team of ecosystem modelers is now common knowledge: over the course of a decade, the Gulf of …
Gulf of Maine, Explained
Our Role in the National Climate Assessment
In November, the federal government published the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA). Mandated by Congress starting in 1990, the NCA assesses climate change impacts across …
Searching for Clues in Salmon Scales
We spoke to GMRI Research Scientist Dr. Kathy Mills and three members of her Integrated Systems Ecology Lab to learn more about their approaches to …