Science lab

Ocean Data Products

We transform complex ocean data into simplified, accessible information for marine stakeholders.

Our full-service software development team specializes in turning data into information. We develop innovative tools that allow users to understand trends and visualize the future. We connect people with data and visualizations to better understand trends in a changing climate. Our work ranges from helping scientists gain better access to data to helping fishermen make go or no-go decisions based on the current conditions at sea.

We aim to:

  • Develop tools and visualizations to improve understanding of climate change trends in the Gulf of Maine and beyond.
  • Provide scientists, researchers, fishermen, and other stakeholders with improved access to data that informs their decisions.
  • Use innovative techniques and modern technology to simplify complex information data and develop products for decision-makers.

Lab Team

Our Methods

Our team of experts packages large amounts of complex data into digestible, accessible, and useful information.

Our world revolves around the organization and management of data. We utilize a variety of leading-edge, open-source software tools to do our work. We implement standards-based frameworks and best-practices to make complex data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. We acquire historic, near-real time, and forecast data from a variety of sources (sensors, satellites, and models) and transform the data into dynamic and interactive information products and data visualizations delivered over the web. Our partners include scientists, resource managers, and educators from a wide range of federal, private, academic, and non-governmental organizations working in the ecological, fisheries, and ocean observing sciences.

  • Data management and organization
  • Open-source software tools
  • Capacity building
  • Knowledge mobilization

Ocean Data Projects

  • Ocean Observing in the Northeast (NERACOOS)

    Ocean Observing in the Northeast (NERACOOS)

    One of eleven regional associations under NOAA's national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) program, NERACOOS advances many observation and scientific efforts in our region. The …

  • Ecosystem Investigation Network

    Ecosystem Investigation Network

    The Ecosystem Investigation Network supports field-based, collaborative research into the climate-driven changes happening in the Gulf of Maine and its watershed. Ultimately, our goal is …

  • Climate and Fisheries Data Dashboard

    Climate and Fisheries Data Dashboard

    The Climate and Fisheries Data Dashboard is a web-based application developed for fisheries stakeholders in the Northeast which makes complex, climate-relevant data more accessible and …

  • Integrated Sentinel Monitoring Network (ISMN)

    Integrated Sentinel Monitoring Network (ISMN)

    We are developing an Integrated Sentinel Monitoring Network (ISMN) in partnership with NERACOOS, the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC), and other partners in the region. …

  • Using Satellite Data to Support Sustainable Fisheries

    Using Satellite Data to Support Sustainable Fisheries

    We are working to develop a Fisheries and Climate Toolkit (FaCeT) to track and forecast fisheries-relevant physical and biological ocean features that will inform dynamic …

  • Real World, Real Science

    Real World, Real Science

    Real World, Real Science is a NASA-funded project that enables students to explore the local impacts of global climatic trends and builds connections in STEM …

  • The Open Knowledge Network to Meet Ocean Decision Challenges (OceanOKN)

    The Open Knowledge Network to Meet Ocean Decision Challenges (OceanOKN)

    Throughout history, people have been able to rely on their past experience to inform their decisions about the future. We are now entering a period …

  • Curriculum Resources

    Curriculum Resources

    Across all of our educational efforts at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, we've created compelling curriculum resources targeting middle school learners. Through our resources, …

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