Marine Science Center

The University of New England’s Biddeford Campus offers more than 4,000 feet of water frontage at the mouth of the Saco River Estuary as it enters the Gulf of Maine, Bigelow Bight, and the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, allowing unparalleled opportunities to study a wide variety of watershed, riverine, estuarine, coastal and ocean issues of vital importance to the future of the world’s oceans and coasts.

UNE’s Marine Science Center—one of the University’s Centers of Excellence—is ideally situated for marine education and research. The MSC offers the same caliber of facilities and research opportunities found at large marine research universities, but in an intimate, small-college setting that also grounds each student in the liberal arts.

The MSC offers academic programs in the traditional marine sciences, marine conservation, ocean studies and marine affairs, aquaculture and aquarium sciences, and marine entrepreneurship.   

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