The University of New England Center for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (CEMS) is an incubator for forward-looking academic, research and partnership programs. Working in tandem with the University's Department of Marine Sciences, CEMS aims to capitalize on new marine science, policy and marine management opportunities, providing faculty, students and researchers the resources needed to create new knowledge in a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields, including marine science, marine ecosystems, conservation, restoration, business, sustainable fisheries and ecological aquaculture, social-ecological systems, and marine sustainability science.

CEMS generates and supports a variety of student fellowships, research grants, projects and programs, from the UNE Ocean Clusters to the emerging Ocean Food Systems Group, and the multi-institutional Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET). Contact CEMS faculty and staff to learn more about our work, partnership opportunities and more.