The time since we closed our lab in mid-March and transitioned to work-from-home has been unlike any other in the 25 years I’ve led the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
We have always been a resilient crew, committed to serving our partners and stakeholders — no matter what the challenge, no matter how long it takes. But today, I’m seeing our staff rise to meet this new challenge in extraordinary ways. The solutions we are implementing now will benefit our community far beyond our time in quarantine.
In this issue of Tidings alone, we’re sharing stories that highlight our education efforts, which include:
- Serving teacher partners and their students, no matter where they live, with GMRI Home Delivery.
- An opportunity to host a one-of-a-kind NASA citizen science conference virtually this summer.
- Moving our NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program online.
We’re also excited to hire and welcome new staff, including our Chief Development Officer, Maggie Roudsari.
We have so many other stories to share, too! We’re supporting fishermen, aquaculture farms, and seafood supply chain partners to overcome market challenges. We’re hard at work developing climate adaptation tools. We’re doing our best to assist coastal communities as new needs emerge.
To each of you who has supported us before and during this difficult time, thank you!