The Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences has developed partnerships with a variety of marine science-based businesses and marine organizations in coastal Maine and beyond. Through these relationships, we're able to share resources, expand and enhance our research and connect with the community, contributing to the expanding science, policy and business opportunities this "ocean century" presents.

United States Naval Academy

As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 

University of Maine

Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land and sea grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. 

Southern Maine Community College

SMCC is Maine’s largest, oldest and most diverse community college.


Island Institute

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine's island and remote coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.

Penobscot East Resource Center

Penobscot East Resource Center is a non-profit organization that works to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond.

Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce

The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry is organized to advance and promote commercial and industrial prosperity, as well as, the civic, cultural and educational interests of the communities it serves.

Maine North Atlantic Development Office 

The Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO) was formed in 2013 as an initiative of Maine International Trade Center to increase trade and investment between Maine and markets of the North Atlantic Region and develop Maine’s policy in Arctic affairs.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Bigelow Laboratory is a non-profit research institution in mid-coast Maine aiming to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education and enterprise.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a neutral, non-profit organization that catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.

New England Ocean Cluster

The New England Ocean Cluster House is an innovation hub and incubator for companies that draw on the ocean as a resource for their products, services, and ideas.

Iceland Ocean Cluster

The Iceland Ocean Cluster’s mission is to create value by connecting together entrepreneurs, businesses and knowledge in the marine industries. 

Bristol Seafood

Bristol Seafood offers northeastern scallops, haddock, cod and other seafood products.

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems

Pentair manufactures and distributes a full inventory of aquaculture and aeration systems and equipment.

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance

The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance engages our local fishing community in building lasting solutions to protect our ecosystem and the future of our fishing businesses.

Bangs Island Mussels

Wild Ocean Aquaculture, growers of Bangs Island Mussels, is a Maine family-owned company producing delicious foods from the sea, with minimal impact to the environment.

Ocean's Balance

Produced from responsibly harvested kelp grown in the pristine waters off the coast of Maine, Ocean's Balance kelp products are the all-natural answer to better nutrition, a clean ocean and a thriving economy.  

Marine Ecological Habitats

Marine Ecological Habitats specializes in the plastic fabrication of many complex products that are related to the life support of marine life.

New England Aquarium Services

New England Aquarium Services offers professional aquarium design, service, installation and maintenance.

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