UMaine Involved in New Partnership to Study North Atlantic Marine Ecosystem

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — The University of Maine is one of several prestigious marine research institutions joining forces to study North Atlantic marine ecosystems as part of the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR).

In addition to UMaine, the collaborative involves Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Rutgers University, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) created the alliance, which may eventually involve more than 200 ocean scientists, including faculty members from UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences.

CINAR engages both NOAA and academic scientists in cutting-edge research important for making informed decisions about sustainable and beneficial management of the northwestern Atlantic shelf ecosystem.

More details are in a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution news release here.