Educational Resources and Research

Scientific Research

Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS)

http://www.gomoos.org

Up-to-date information on weather and oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of Maine.

National Oceanographic Data Center

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/

Archives & provides public access to global oceanographic and coastal data, products, and information.

Resources for Teachers

BRIDGE (Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Education Center)

http://www.vims.edu/bridge/

Provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics.

National Marine Educators Association

http://www.marine-ed.org/

Professional association for educators, researchers, businesses, and others interested in marine and aquatic studies worldwide.

NOAA’s National Ocean Service

http://www.oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/

Educational resources provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

General Information

International Coastal Cleanup

http://www.coastalcleanup.org

Organization that collects, analyzes, and published worldwide coastal cleanup data.

Maine Coastal Program

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mcp/about/
Coastal Zone Management Administration housed in the Maine State Planning office that works to sustain Maine's coastal resources and maritime economy.

Maine DEP, Bureau of Land & Water Quality

http://www.maine.gov/dep/blwq/

State agency bureau charged with ensuring environmental protection in land and water, including coastline.

Maine Sea Grant

http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/

The mission of Maine Sea Grant is to play a leadership role in marine science and education and to promote their use in the sustainable development, management, and stewardship of marine and coastal resources.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

http://www.noaa.gov

Conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.

Ocean Conservancy

http://www.oceanconservancy.org

Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, The Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension - Marine Extension Team

http://www.umext.maine.edu/topics/marine.htm

Provides coastal communities and other stakeholders with scientific information and assistance.