Educational Resources and Research

Scientific Research

Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS): Up-to-date information on weather and oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of Maine.

National Oceanographic Data Center: Archives & provides public access to global oceanographic and coastal data, products, and information.

Resources for Teachers

Talking Trash & Taking Action

BRIDGE (Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Education Center): Provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics.

National Marine Educators Association: Professional association for educators, researchers, businesses, and others interested in marine and aquatic studies worldwide.

NOAA’s National Ocean Service: Educational resources provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

General Information

International Coastal Cleanup: Organization that collects, analyzes, and published worldwide coastal cleanup data.

Maine Coastal Program: Coastal Zone Management Administration that works to sustain Maine's coastal resources and maritime economy.

Maine DEP, Bureau of Water Quality: State agency bureau charged with ensuring environmental protection of water, including coastline.

Maine Sea Grant: 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: 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: 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: Provides coastal communities and other stakeholders with scientific information and assistance.