Understanding the impacts climate change has on our coupled natural and human systems is one of the foremost challenges of our time. The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99.9% of the global ocean, meaning GMRI is strategically positioned to conduct cutting-edge research on this issue. This includes documenting and monitoring change, as well as predicting and mitigating future impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the communities that depend on them around the world. We welcome this opportunity to invite undergraduate students to take part in our work and contribute to our understanding of climate change and its impacts on our ecosystems.
We pair student interns with GMRI researchers engaged in a broad range of ecosystem, oceanographic, and economic studies. Students then have the chance to consult with their mentor pairs to design and conduct an intensive ten-week independent research project. These projects often involve field sampling, laboratory experiments, data analysis, computational simulations, or any range of top-tier research methods that help them address their research questions. At the end of the summer, students present their findings at an in-house symposium using analysis and communications skills honed throughout the summer.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the National Science Foundation.
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Read on for an inside look at what we've learned in our summer 2022 Gulf of Maine warming update.