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Climate Center

Over the course of the last decade, our scientists have led a body of research that identified the Gulf of Maine as one of the world’s fastest-warming ocean ecosystems.

Our new interdisciplinary climate center focuses on solutions to local, regional, and global challenges related to ocean warming. This new virtual center will leverage the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's unique mix of science, education, and community expertise to provide forward-looking leadership.

Our focus is on identifying climate solutions, including

  • Helping fishermen identify climate-resilient fishing strategies for the future.
  • Preparing communities for sea level rise.
  • Driving climate-ready fisheries management.
  • Educating the next generation of ocean stewards.

Climate Center Projects

Explore our pursuit of forward-looking climate solutions.

  • Climate Adaptation Strategies for Northeast U.S. Fishing Communities

    Climate Adaptation Strategies for Northeast U.S. Fishing Communities

    We are leading several interdisciplinary projects to provide community-scale information that can be used to guide adaptation and planning for future ecosystem and fishery changes. …

  • Preparing Communities for Sea Level Rise

    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 …

  • Regional and National Climate Advisory Activities

    Regional and National Climate Advisory Activities

    Our science team is leading efforts to understand climate impacts and trends for the Gulf of Maine. This has given us unique insights into the …

  • LabVenture


    Each year, GMRI hosts nearly 10,000 Maine middle schoolers in its LabVenture program — a hands-on, interactive, authentic investigation of current research on the Gulf …

  • Modeling Change

    Modeling Change

    Modeling Change is an interactive experience for public audiences based in the Cohen Center for Interactive Learning at GMRI which was developed to educate public …

  • Northeast Climate Integrated Modeling (NCLIM)

    Northeast Climate Integrated Modeling (NCLIM)

    Transforming fisheries' decision-making processes from dependent on historical observations to more a forward-looking process will require interdisciplinary research efforts that advance our knowledge and understanding …

As more people who care about the Gulf of Maine come to understand it as one of the fastest-warming ocean regions on the planet, one question persists: Why is the Gulf of Maine warming so rapidly?

Climate Updates

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