The University of New England’s Center of Excellence in the Marine Sciences (CEMS) affords faculty, staff, students and outside researchers and organizations the opportunity to create and disseminate new knowledge in the marine sciences, marine ecosystems, conservation, sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, law, policy and management. 

Ocean Clusters

Ocean Clusters are student-centered research-education work groups involving a variety of UNE departments, majors and external partners. Topics include fisheries ecology, aquaculture, aquaponics and more. Learn more >

Ocean Food Systems Group

The Ocean Food Systems Group offers a sustainability science approach to understanding the future of sustainable ocean foods. Learn more >


The multi-insitutional SEANET research program utilizes the field of sustainability science to understand the social and environmental connections among sustainable ecological aquaculture and coastal communities and coastal ecosystems. Learn more >

Project TURBO

Project TURBO provides interdisciplinary research experiences centered around the Saco River Ecosystem across multiple departments in the natural sciences. Learn more >