Local Focus on Global Change

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Gloucester Marine Station connects students and faculty to the North Shore’s marine and coastal systems, to coastal communities, and to the public and private partners who live and work in the region. Located in the southern Gulf of Maine, the station offers a hands-on immersive marine and coastal research, learning and engagement experience with far-reaching applications throughout Massachusetts, New England and beyond.

Since 2018, we have worked with partners to focus the Gloucester Marine Station’s efforts around four integrated programs centered on the overarching challenges of environmental change: North Shore Blue Economy, Sustainable Seafood, Coastal Resilience and Marine Ecology.


Collaborative Solutions

  • Our Team is excited to train the next generation of scientists in these critical domains, and partner with a region embarking upon economic revitalization.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the development of a community that recognizes and encourages the power of diverse perspectives and mutual respect.
  • Since 1970, the UMass Amherst Gloucester Marine Station has benefitted hundreds of students in fields ranging from food microbiology to fisheries and coastal ecology. Learn more about our history here.