UNE offers some of the best research, lab and classroom facilities in the nation for the study of marine science — and you can access all of them right from our main campus in Biddeford, Maine. Unlike other universities with satellite campuses, our state-of-the-art marine science buildings are just steps from dormitories and main student areas, and our coastal location means you can be out in the field exploring a variety of watershed, riverine, estuarine, coastal and ocean environments within minutes.

Arthur Girard looks up as the center's new name is revealed

Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center

The Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center is a world-class marine laboratory offering more than 27,000 square feet of seawater facilities, classrooms, offices and laboratories.


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Our fleet of versatile research vessels support our focus on experiential learning and research, allowing for water access over six months of the year.

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Ram Island at sunset


UNE's recent acquisition of Ram Island provides a unique "living laboratory" to support our teaching, learning and research, right in Saco Bay.

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M.S. Program
Apply online for our master of science in Marine Sciences or request more information about the program.

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