Our coastal setting, cutting-edge facilities and faculty expertise lead to countless research opportunities at the University of New England. The pioneering Center for Excellence in the Marine Sciences (CEMS) serves as the main hub for dozens of projects and partnerships across disciplines, and our students serve as key contributors to generating new knowledge — while also getting the hands-on experience they need for further study and future careers.

SEANET buoy launch

Center for Excellence in Marine Sciences (CEMS)

See our research projects, faculty labs, and partnerships.

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Marine Science research

Undergraduate Research

At UNE, you'll be in the field and out on the water as early as your freshman year, with plenty of additional research opportunities throughout your academic career. 

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Amy Smith (left) and Erin Mohr record scallop width and shell damage during the research cruise

Graduate Research

Our M.S. in Marine Science program culminates with an independent research project, allowing you to follow your academic and personal passions out into the field. 

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